ENGLAND’S SMALLEST WINDOW
This often overlooked gem can be found at the George Hotel, Land of Green Ginger in Hull. The window is about 10” x 1” and is said to have been used by the gatekeeper of the Hotel to look out for stagecoaches and customers.
The remains of Beverley Gate are where, in 1642, Sir John Hotham refused Charles I entry to the city, an act of defiance widely acknowledged as the spark that ignited the English Civil War.
ROYALS ON THE THRONE
There are 2 statues of monarchs in Hull
city centre. Both are located above public conveniences.
AMY JOHNSON CBE
Pioneering aviator and the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930. She also set a string of other records throughout her career.
Fought to end Britain’s involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade. He used his position as a spokesperson for the Abolition Movement and was the first
Member of Parliament to raise the issue in the House of Commons.
EBENEZER COBB MORLEY
Founding member of the FA 1862 who drafted the original rules of the game.
English mathematician, logician and philosopher noted for introducing the Venn diagram.
DID YOU KNOW
Home to the Humber Bridge, the world’s
longest leisure bridge.
Boiled sweets, liquid
crystal displays (LCDs) and Lemsip all
had their origins in Hull.