Hull’s sailors of African descent and the Second World War
On Monday we released a follow-up story to our feature on seamen of African descent in Hull in the twentieth century. Our latest piece focuses on a selection of men who sailed as part of the Merchant Marine during the Second World War. Many of these sailors had survived the first global conflict, however sadly died during the second.
Read the story of Hull sailors in WW2.
Fred Weeks: Flight Engineering Officer
In early 2017, we released a story on the Weeks family. This piece garnered a lot of attention and has led to the project team developing a close relationship with Richard, who has been extremely supportive of our endeavours. Recently through Caroline Gaden, Richard has found out more information about the exploits of his father during the Second World War and has kindly shared this with us for a follow-up piece on Fred which we released yesterday.
Read our blog post on Fred Weeks.
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.
Click here to read about this brave Black soldier and his family.
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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