Hedon potted history plaque – ou can browse through over 900 years of the town’s history in a few minutes!
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”.
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.
Model ships, vintage cameras and 1970’s memorabilia will feature along with traditional artworks at exhibitions on display at Hedon Museum during its 2020 season from March to November.
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.
PARENTS AND CHILDREN should note that on Thursday 16 May 2019 at 7:00 pm is the annual Hedon Penny Throwing ceremony outside the Hedon Town Hall on Saint Augustine’s Gate! The new 673rd Mayor of Hedon invites children of the town to scramble and collect the civic pennies!
“Have you ever wondered what they did in the dark ages when you suffered with migraines?” asks Hedon Museum’s Katy Miller. “The answer might make you very happy you live in 2018! In ancient times, holes might be drilled into a person’s skull if they were behaving in […]
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 […]
Hedon Museum Exhibitions 2018 “This year at the Hedon Museum exhibitions we have the full range of art in many themes and styles, local history and two anniversaries – the NHS and the Armistice.” – Katy Miller, Hedon Museum. Information about Hedon Museum exhibitions at the museum website. […]
Hedon Mayors on Parade. A selection of five photos for our Five Photo Sunday series sent in by Tom Bond…