Guildhall to host memorial service for Hull’s road victims

A memorial service will take place at Hull’s Guildhall to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives on the city’s roads. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims takes place on the third Sunday of November every year. The global event remembers the millions killed and seriously injured on roads, as well as acknowledging the suffering of victims, families and communities. Traditionally held at St Mary’s Church in Lowgate, the Hull…


Hull’s Guildhall carillon bells and clock fall silent for repairs

Hull’s Guildhall carillon bells and Barnard Cook clock have fallen silent to make way for major repairs to one of the last remaining Time Balls in the UK. The historic Guildhall Greenwich Time Ball is the highest in the UK at 60 metres above ground level, which stands above the clock tower, is to be replaced with a new one and reclaim its position in the city’s skyline. Hobson and Porter are currently installing 21…

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Guildhall Time Ball restoration works get underway

Preparatory work to one of the UK’s last remaining Time Balls is now underway. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Hull City Council, a fully working Time Ball and internal mechanism will be installed. The historic Guildhall Time Ball, once operational, will join a handful of other working Time Balls in the UK, including Greenwich London, Carlton Hill in Edinburgh, two in Kent and one in Brighton. Dating back to 1915,…