AWAKE

Local History

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.

Information sought! For an ongoing project on education in our locality we are seeking information on private schools that once existed in our area. Any AWAKE U3A members who have any memories of St. Monica’s, Wray Park (both in Willerby) or Foxdale (Kirk Ella) schools are invited to get in touch with Francis or Chris Gibbs by clicking the link. Many thanks to those who have already provided information.

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.

Tranby Exhibition

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

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