"Coronavirus" Update: With the easing of Coronavirus restrictions in recent weeks and in anticipation of getting back to a semblance of normality in the near future, we are pleased to announce that we now have a programme planned for the remainder of 2021. This will begin, formally, with a couple of outdoor visits in July and August, with a plan to restart indoor meetings from September onwards. This is what our programme looks like for the rest of this year:
Thursday, 15th July - Guided tour of Sutton Village by Paul Schofield (£5pp)
Thursday, 19th August - 'Historic Headstones': a guided tour of Hull General Cemetery
by Bill Longbone (donation)
The visits will commence promptly at 2 p.m. Numbers for these visits will be limited to 15-20 persons and booking is required. Please book your place by contacting the group leader. This can be done by clicking on the bird link at the top-right hand side of this page. Final details of meeting place, etc. will be provided to participants during the week before the visit. Should the weather prove to be inclement on the proposed date for the visit, we will seek to schedule another date.
Thursday, 16th September - 'Street Stories: People behind street names in Anlaby, Willerby and Kirk Ella' by Francis Davies
Thursday, 21st October - 'Hull's Old Town' by Paul Schofield
Thursday, 18th November - 'A Journey to Willerby on the Hull & Barnsley Railway'
by Dennis Chapman
Thursday, 16th December - Christmas Quiz with seasonal refreshments
The indoor meetings will be held at St. Luke’s Church Hall, Chestnut Avenue, Willerby, HU10 6PA commencing at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome!
There is usually an admission charge of £2 per person to offset the cost of hall hire, speaker and refreshments.
We also arrange occasional outings to places of local historical interest. Recent visits have included Trinity House in Hull and the Arctic Corsair. Members are also encouraged to carry out research into aspects of local history and to promote wider interest amongst local people in the heritage of our area. In addition, we mount occasional exhibitions focusing on a particular aspect of local history. A recently created exhibition about Willerby’s Past is on display at the Willerby & Kirk Ella Institute on Main St., Willerby. It is available to view during the normal opening hours of Willerby Library.
Anlaby and Kirk Ella Exhibitions
Both our Anlaby and Kirk Ella exhibitions are now on permanent display at Haltemprice Leisure Centre. They can be found in the corridors adjacent to the main sports hall and in the Anlaby Room (when vacant). We also have ‘travelling’ versions of these two displays which are available to other interested groups in our area. Please contact us for more details.
Members of the group have also completed a research project on the history of Tranby and have mounted an exhibition of their findings at various venues in the area.
For more information on the AWAKE u3a Local History Group and our current exhibition, please contact the group leader, Francis Davies, by 'phone on 650449 or by email using the 'Bird' link at the top right on this page.