Here you can find factsheets for other aspects of the walk that are not covered in the printed version of the tour.
Queen Victoria Square and Nearby Buildings – This tells you about the many fine buildings and their history, in what is effectively, the Centre of Hull, the place that Queen Victoria (or at least her statue) resides, surrounded by what many regard as the finest structures in Hull.
The Market Place – At the bottom end of Lowgate, this tells you about what was here and the extraordinary events that took place .
The Guildhall & nearby sites – Learn about Hulls administrative centre, the Historic Suffolk Palace, Wilberforce Monument and reflect the many fine buildings that can be seen now or which used to exist in this area.
Trinity Square – Named after Hull’s huge Parish Church, Holy Trinity, there could hardly be more (and finer) buildings in this location than are described in this file.
Old Town Docks – All maritime cities started with docks near the town centre and Hull was no exception. Three of the four docks survive and all are described here.
Hull’s Railways Goods and Docks – There are plentiful reminders of the goods rail traffic that linked the Old Town Docks to the rail system and this is the place to find out about a past system that would be much used now if it had been preserved.
Hull’s Fishing Past – Hull had a very important fishing industry, no longer in existence, but its importance in the early and middle years of the last century make this article fascinating reading.
Hull’s Monasteries – Monastic life was very important in Hull’s past and although it can be readily seen in the names Whitefriargate and Blackfriargate, many existing buildings started life in Monastic use. Read more about this and other surprising facts here.
Hull and the English Civil War – Beverley gate is now an ancient monument, one reason is that it is the site of the first public act of defiance against King Charles 1st before the English Civil War. Learn more about this site and the plotting parlour here.
Hull during the World Wars – Hull was a prime bombing target in World War 1 and 2. Fine out why, and the consequences here.
Cream-coloured phone boxes? – Cream and many other colours – learn about Hulls independence from the National Telephone Service and how its telephone system and phone boxes developed differently to the rest of the country.
The Hull Pub Guide – for when you get thirsty after all that reading!
Click on this link to hear the full version of ‘Gloria Victoria’ as heard on Stage 1 of the Walk. It’s from the album ‘Songs for Humberside’ recorded in 1971 by Christopher Rowe & Ian Clark.
Click here to see the British Movietone newsreel of Amy Johnson returning to her native city of Hull following her epic flight to Australia in 1930, as mentioned on Stage 1 of the Walk.
Mick Ronson, lead guitarist for Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars, originally came from Hull. Click here to see what lead singer David Bowie had to say on hearing of Mike’s death in 1993: David Bowie on Mick Ronson