What's New! 23 November 2017
James Edward Philadelphia Moore
On Tuesday, we released the story of James Edward Philadelphia Moore by guest writer Audrey Dewjee. Moore lived in Scarborough in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century working as a flower seller. In 1908, he unsuccessfully tried to commit suicide in Sheffield. This caused a scandal because before the Suicide Act of 1961, it was a crime to attempt to take your own life.
Read the story of James Edward Philadelphia Moore here
Nick the Cook: Blog Post
Alec Gill’s book entitled Nick the Cook: Hull’s black fisherman is one of the few works that has acknowledged Black presence in this region’s maritime history. His study focuses on the personal and professional life of Jamaican sailor, Ivan George Exell who settled in Hull in the late 1940s.
Click here to read our latest blog post about Gill’s work.
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