Hull People

Find out more about these "Hull People" by reading brief biographies and discover the collections relating to them held at the History Centre.

  Thomas Ferens

Thomas Ferens portrait
MP & benefactor

George W. Gray

George Gray

liquid crystal

Louis Harris


rugby league player

Jack Harrison (VC)

jack harrison
rugby league player
and war hero   

 Winifred Holtby

Winifred Holtby

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson
aviation pioneer

Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin
poet & University
of Hull Librarian

Andrew Marvell

Portrait of Andrew Marvell
metaphysical poet

portrait of Elliot Cobb Morley
First Secretary of the
Football Association

Zachariah Charles

Zachariah Pearson portrait
Shipowner and benefactor

Stevie Smith

Stevie Smith
poet and novelist

Clive Sullivan

Clive Sullivan
rugby league player


William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce (from Hull Museum collections)

anti-slave trade


There are also lists of Hull Mayors, Hull Sherrifs, and Hull MPs in PDF format.

A history of Hull's Lord Mayors is available on the City Council website.