Travel back in time as actors portray the people of our monuments, telling their amazing and quirky stories throughout the day. With stories for all ages, there will be something to learn for all the family! Say hello to John Alderson and Agnes Bedford and Frank Appleyard through poetry, plays, stories and song, all performed as you wander around!
We’re recreating the scene of a medieval chapel where you can experience what it would have been like in 1458 when Agnes Bedford was laid to rest. We’ll explore the story of her life, death and later discovery in the 1800’s and the search to find her identity in 2020.
You’ll be able to see some of the archaeology from Castle Street Burial Ground which link Appleyard and Alderson and find out what city life was like for them when they were alive in the 1800’s.
Grave robbing was rife with bodies used for medical research. With thanks to the Thackrey Museum, we provide a glimpse of medical practice throughout history. John Alderson, a pioneer in medical innovation was crucial to improving the health conditions within Hull. As a tribute to him, we are providing a chance to see some of the major medical advances and history from the last 400 years.
At Hull Minster we have strong artistic roots with 700 years of cultural and artistic tradition. We encourage artists and performers as well as cultivating participation in the arts for city centre communities.