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The White Rabbit Trail will shine a light on the history of Hull's Whitefriargate as part of the areas multi-million pound regeneration.

Follow the White Rabbit and discover Hull’s Old Town wonderland

The history of Hull’s magical Whitefriargate and Old Town area will be celebrated with a new trail inspired by the White Rabbit from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Carroll’s family had a strong connection with Hull, with his mother being raised in the city. The trail will visit locations in the Old Town that are linked to the Carroll family and the work of Lewis Carroll. The White Rabbit Trail, which will run from…

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PETER PAN PARKS – HULL’S LOST PETER PAN PADDLING POOLS

News was recently announced at new investment at the Albert Avenue Swimming Baths, in a bid to renew the pool and add new facilities to the currently leisure facilities on offer. With this story in the news, I thought I would look back at the now lost “Peter Pan Pools,” of which the city had several. Peter Pan was a fictional character created by J. M. Barrie and first appearing in print in 1902 in…

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WORLD WAR TEA

The humble cup of team is believed to make everything alright, but little has ever been written about its use in Hull during WWII to help during the Blitz and beyond.  At the time tea was used to lift the spirits of those in Hull, who were faced with dark days ahead.  It was rationed, and as such was seen as a luxury. At night, when the air raid sirens sounded, and the bombs began…

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Amazing Hull Tours

My name is Mike Covell, and I am passionate about Hull’s history. In the past I have fought tooth and nail for such historic locations as Beverley Gate, Hands on History Museum, James Reckitt Library an have written and researched our history for the past decade. In that short space of time I have published 28 books, had an international best seller, sold the rights to four of my books to Holywood, and won an…

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