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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 meetings 
October 17        People of Hessle    Michael Free    7:15 pm     Hessle Town Hall
November 21    Hessle and the Second World War and AGM,  7:15 pm, Hessle Town Hall

See Society News & Meetings for the 2019  programme.


HLHS ARCHIVES
The Society, in co-operation with Hessle Town Council is developing an archive room in the Town Hall, which will eventually be open to members and the general public (by appointment). We have a wide collection of archives and materials regarding the history of Hessle which need to be kept and preserved for future generation to enjoy and these will be placed in the room in the Town Hall. Dr Martin Craven has kindly donated a collection of his archives which are currently being catalogued. Anyone wishing to donate items - such as photographs, documents, letters, books, leaflets, pamphlets etc should talk to a committee member.



Co-op Display
 
The Society has a display of Classic Scenes of Hessle in the Co-op, maily focussing on the area around The Square (at the back of the store).

    
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.
 
 
 Links:
John Ellerthorpe - https://sites.google.com/site/johnellerthorpeheroofthehumber/home
FCA Voysey, Architect -  http://www.voyseysociety.org/



Any views expressed in the articles on this site are those of the individual author and not necessarily representative of the views of HLHS unless so stated.
 

© The written material on this site is the copyright of the named individual author or Hessle Local History Society, unless otherwise stated.

©All photographs are taken from the HLHS photographic archive, unless otherwise stated. Maps and documents are from the HLHS archive collection.

Every effort has been made to establish the individual author, or photographer, or owner of the text, photographs, picture and documents used.

The Society is happy for individuals to use material from this site for non-commercial reasons and to promote interest in the history of Hessle but please acknowledge HLHS as the source of the material you have used. If you wish to use material for commerical purposes a donation would be appreciated.