Here you will find the first of a planned series of articles about past people and places of Anlaby, Willerby and Kirk Ella. "A Partial History of Wolfreton Garth" has been written in response to a member's question about the history of this now demolished mansion. Other questions about the local history of our area would be welcomed from any member of AWAKE U3A and we will do our best to answer them. Simply click on this link, A Partial History of Wolfreton Garth to see the first of our planned series.
This is one of AWAKE U3A’s most popular groups and meets on a monthly basis. The talks in our programme cover an interesting variety of subjects of local historical interest. Anyone interested in the history of Anlaby, Willerby and Kirk Ella or the wider area of Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire is welcome to join this popular group. Our meetings are held at St. Luke’s Church Hall, Chestnut Avenue, Willerby, HU10 6PA at 2 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Everyone 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.
"Coronavirus" Update: As you will be aware, our meetings and talks for the foreseeable future have been cancelled and we are hoping to reschedule postponed talks for later in the year or early 2021. To keep the interest going during the coming months, we shall be posting an occasional local history 'blog' on the AWAKE U3A website, so keep a sharp eye out for this. If you have any local history queries you would like answered or suggested subjects that you would like to see included during this period, then please let us know. If any member would like to write a short piece on local history (500 -1000 words) for inclusion, then please feel free to do so! You can contact the leader of the group with your questions, suggestions, contributions and comments by clicking on the bird logo at the top right hand corner of this page or you can call on the number at the bottom of the page.
We must not consider the current restrictions as a problem but as an opportunity, so let's all make the most of it!
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 and these are available to other interested groups in our area. Please contact us for more details. Our Willerby display can also be viewed in the entrance hall of Willerby Library during normal opening hours.
Members of the group have recently 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 650 449 or by email using the 'Bird' link at the top right on this page