All Roads lead to the History Centre

Forthcoming local history taster sessions (Saturdays) and four week courses (Wednesday afternoons) led by tutor Trevor Williams

Hessle Road
Saturday 31st March(10 am to 4pm)
– What can we discover in one day about this ‘village within a city’?

Wednesdays 18th April to 9th May (2 pm to 4 pm)
- Was it ever more than just a fishing community?

Anlaby Road
Saturday 30th June (10am to 4pm)
– What can we discover in one day about this ‘striking picture of a modern street landscape’?

Wednesdays 4th to 25th July (2 pm to 4 pm)
- What evidence can we find of its ‘striking picture of a modern street landscape’?

Hedon Road
Saturday 20th October (10am to 4pm)
– What can we discover in a day about this ‘area of working class housing, industry and docks’?

Wednesdays 7th to 28th November (2 pm to 4 pm)
- Was it ever more than just a working class, industrial, docks road?

In each of these courses the student has the opportunity to use all of the resources of the History Centre - census and newspaper records on microfilm; street and trade directories; Ordnance Survey and other maps and plans; the library of the Local Studies collection, as well as a very wide range of archive materials, to investigate a given topic.

View of Anlaby Road in 1936

Widening Anlaby Road in 1936 (ref C TSP.8.8097)

The outcomes may vary, some students who have attended courses as raw beginners with no research experience have produced interesting and valuable reports of their work, while others use the time to gain confidence in using the Centre, to just browse, or to further their own research interests.

No prior knowledge of research techniques or of any of the chosen topics is needed.

Newcomers to the History Centre and to historical research are very welcome and will be encouraged to involve themselves as deeply as they wish and to work entirely at their own pace.

Call the History Centre to reserve your place on these free courses - tel 01482 317500