Hessle Local History Society
Bringing the History of Hessle to You 
Welcome to the home page of the Hessle Local History Society website.
 Hessle Church and the Marquis of Granby c 1900.
Hessle is a small town in East Yorkshire, four miles to the west of Kingston Upon Hull. The town is, now, perhaps best known for being the site of the Humber Bridge, but it has a long and interesting history, some of which is recorded on these web pages.
Aims of the Society:
Hessle Local History Society exists to promote and encourage the history and traditions of the town of Hessle, and the study of its history.

Meetings and Activities
Society meetings take place in Hessle Town Hall from March to November (see Society News).
New members are welcome.

Next meeting 

March    Thursday 15th    Jane McKeown The Effects of WW II on European People

See Society News & Meetings for the 2018  programme.


The Society is deeply saddened to have to announce the death of Hilary Tyson, one of our longest serving members and a former Secretary. Hilary died on January 4. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew her. We extend our most sincere condolences to Hilary's family and friends

Hilary served the Society with cheerfulness, dignity and enthusiasm both as a member, and in her role as Secretary.  When she was no longer able to attend meetings regularly the Society made her an Honorary Member in recognition of all the hard word she had done on behalf of the group and its members. 

There will be a service of remembrance, thanksgiving and celebration of her life at
TOWER HILL METHODIST CHURCH on January 24th at 1:00 pm 
for those who wish to attend.

Co-op Display
The Society has an informative display in Hessle Co-op store (at the back of the store).
The NEW DISPLAY  is about Shipbuilding in Hessle and Hessle Foreshore.

Naming of new streets in Hessle
Three of the streets on the new Tranby Fields estate have been named after old Hessle families:
Ellerthorpe Close is named in memory of John Ellerthorpe, known as the Hero of the Humber for his saving of over forty lives; 
Barkworth Way is named after the Barkworth family of Tranby House; 
Locke Way is named after the Locke family of Hessle Mount. These names, along with others, were submitted to the Town Council some time ago and passed on to the EYCC.


Hessle c 1920
Hessle Chalk Quarries

The Society publishes a Newsletter which is available on subscription
An Index to the Newsletter is available on this web site.  
Site navigation
To navigate around the site simply click on the topic titles in the blue menu bar on the top left hand side of this page.
For further information contact Michael Free at mgfree@gmail.com or 01482 564577.
John Ellerthorpe - https://sites.google.com/site/johnellerthorpeheroofthehumber/home
FCA Voysey, Architect -  http://www.voyseysociety.org/

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