Professor Sir Roy Marshall
On Tuesday, we released a piece about Professor Sir Roy Marshall and his time in Hull and East Yorkshire. Marshall was born in Barbados in 1920. He accomplished many achievements throughout his life including being awarded the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 1968. Between 1979 and 1985 Marshall was the Vice Chancellor at Hull University becoming one of the leading academics of African descent in this region.
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A Fantastic 2017! End of Year Roundup!
This week’s blog release gives an overview of what the African Stories in Hull and East Yorkshire project team have achieved in 2017. This year has included some fantastic highlights as the project has expanded significantly such as an exhibition and exciting new releases on our website. We hope you have enjoyed this year as much as we have!
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Seaside Resorts Part One: Scarborough
On Tuesday we released the first of a two-part story about seaside resorts in East Yorkshire. This piece focused on Scarborough and was written by our guest writer Audrey Dewjee. Scarborough became famous in the seventeenth century and has remained popular with holiday makers ever since. As a popular seaside resort Scarborough has attracted many entertainers and seasonal workers of African descent. Read about some of these people here
New material and page updates blog post
Yesterday we released a blog showcasing the new information that we have received from various contributors. Within this piece we also appealed for any extra information you may have that could be of use to our project or Beverley Treasure House exhibition which will open in May 2018.
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Theophilus Davis settled in Hull in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. He married twice and had children in the region. Davis joined the East Yorkshire Regiment during the First World War and sadly lost his life at the Battle of Estaires which was one of the opening phases of the Battles of Lys in Belgium.
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Spot the difference!
Yesterday we released a blog that revelead two pictures of Hull docks, which are believed to have been painted by local artist John Ward in the first half of the nineteenth century. Although they are remarkably similar, there is one important difference, can you identify what it is?
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