Category: History

Hedon gargoyles, grotesques and stone faces

LOOK UP anywhere at Hedon’s St. Augustine’s Church and you can guarantee that your stare will be returned by non-human stone figures. Gargoyles, grotesques and stone faces cover the walls and architectural features of the church. There are dozens of them. They have been watching over our ancient town for hundreds of years.

Ted Winkler Hedon Penny

Ted Winkler 1920 – 2020

This is published on what would have been Ted Winkler’s 100th birthday 4 December. Sadly Ted died two weeks ago. This is written in tribute to a man who was fascinated by the local history of his adopted Hedon home, but who himself had a fascinating life story.

United Towing Company – Exhibition at Hedon Museum – March to April 2020

THE NEW SEASON 2020 at HEDON MUSEUM starts on Wednesday 4 March with an opportunity to learn about a proud maritime tradition on the Humber. Hull-based United Towing Co. Ltd. was the leading towing and salvage company in the UK at the peak of its 70-year history. That history will be reflected in model ships and other displays during the Museum’s opening exhibition from March 4 until April 18th.