These black and white photographs of Sudanese officials were taken in Filey between 3 October and 12 November 1960. The African visitors had travelled to East Yorkshire to complete a course on local governance and stayed in the region for approximately six weeks.
Unfortunately, we know very little about these men or their activities in East Yorkshire. If you have any information about this group, please click HERE to contact us.
With thanks to the Crimlisk Fisher Archive for supplying us with these images.
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This week we have added some new research leads to the Africans Project website. Firstly, Audrey Dewjee has provided us with some information on West Indian recruits at RAF Hunmanby Moor in Filey in 1944. Below is a photograph taken in June 1944 of the airmen with the congregation at Reighton Chapel ( reprinted in the Filey & Hunmanby Mercury, 25 June, 1994). Click on the photo to go to the page and see if you can help add to the story!
A Jamaican-born sailor in Hull
Another interesting piece of research this week is the addition of the story of Jamaican-born sailor and Hull resident Thomas Henry Biggs. We discovered the lead to Thomas's story while trawling through the Hull Daily Mail archive and came across a couple of stories relating to Thomas and his wife Gertrude. Read this truly fascinating story HERE!
Dr Lauren Darwin