The archives team are looking for digital, written and printed items such as diaries detailing life under COVID-19 restrictions; photographs of people’s daily lives; poems and stories; and any recordings of thanks for NHS and key workers.
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.
HISTORIAN and Honorary Freeman of Hedon, Dr Martin Craven, has written a new local history book entitled “The History of Thorngumbald Hall and its Owners”.
St Augustine’s Church in Hedon will be open this month (September 2020), especially for Heritage Open Days… includes specific history walks around the church and graveyard…
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.
“We would love to see you at Hedon Museum on Thursday afternoon at any time between 1pm – 4pm and show you some of our research on local SHOPS to date and ask you for your memories.”
Speaker: Mike Covell. Marfleet Murder Mystery. It’s 128 years ago since the discovery of the bloody body of Preston girl 18-year-old Mary Jane Langley. With her throat cut in a jagged wound, the murder instigated a media frenzy at the time but today is largely forgotten. And the murder still remains unsolved… Mike Covell investigates!
PRESTON Community Hall is hosting an evening of films from the Yorkshire Film Archive (YFA) on Friday 6 September 2019. Admission £6. All proceeds will be going towards All Saints Church and the Preston Methodist Chapel.
For the next month Hedon Museum will be holding an exhibition of wedding dresses, dating from the 1890s to the 1990s. Free Admission. Wednesdays and Saturdays from Wednesday 17th July – Saturday 7th September.
Burton Constable Hall is hosting an exciting new exhibition, showcasing Britain’s carving heritage with a modern twist! The historic house is playing host to a collection of exquisite hand carved music stands. Produced by the Master Carvers’ Association…
Yorkshire Day, 1st of August, is the day when the Declarations of Integrity should be read in each of the three Ridings. Traditionally the Declaration should be read in five different dialects including modern English and old Norse, whilst facing towards the county’s ancient capital of York (that’s towards the North West for us in Hedon).
History in handkerchiefs! Hedon Museum was so impressed by Kate Dennett’s informative and beautiful exhibition, back in 2016, that they just had to have her back! Kate Dennett’s collection of historical handkerchiefs began in the West Indies during the 1970s, where an elegant lace handkerchief laying on the […]