Lunchtime Club

The Hull Lunchtime Club is dedicated to the story of "Hull and its people"

The club meets on the second Tuesday of each month 12:30pm to 1:30pm at the Hull History Centre.

Admission is free and features speakers who have a story to tell about some aspect of the city, its inhabitants or stories revealed from the archives. Since its first meeting in 1998, over 150 topics have been explored.

Past themes have been:

  • the villages of Hull - the old settlements such as Sculcoates, Drypool and Sutton that have now been absorbed into the city
  • the people of Hull - famous citizens such as Andrew Marvel and Amy Johnson or well-known families such as the Sykes and the Thorntons
  • the buildings of Hull - schools, workhouses, orphanages

Speakers are usually local people who have made a study of one particular aspect of Hull's history, with occasional visits from national or regional experts.

Forthcoming talks:

  • Tues 11 April A Family’s Journey through Hull’s Old Town - talk by Shirley Goodsell
  • Tues 9 May Zachariah Pearson: man of Hull - talk by Marion Shaw 
  • Tues 13 June The Hessle Roaders: Hull's Fishing Community - talk by Alec Gill
  • Tues 11 July The Hothams, Governors of Hull and the Civil War - talk by Andrew Hopper

See our events listing for details of talks, workshops and family events at the Centre. 

If you are interested in talking about your research in a topic or subject that is of local interest please contact us