Hull History Centre is hosting and celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Reckitt’s antiseptic disinfectant, Dettol.
Dettol is a brand name known across the globe. Protecting households and hospitals for 90 years against disease, few people know Dettol was invented and manufactured in Hull.
From halving the maternal sepsis rate, to revolutionising first aid and veterinary care, through to war time disasters and triumphs against COVID-19.
The History Centre brings together the material held by the City Archives and Local Studies Library with those held by the University of Hull. These include the City’s borough archives, dating back to 1299 and amongst the best in the country; records relating to the port and docks of Hull; papers of companies and organisations reflecting Hull’s maritime history; papers of notable individuals including Andrew Marvell, Philip Larkin, Amy Johnson and William Wilberforce; records relating to local and national politics and pressure groups; and over 100,000 photographs, illustrations; maps and plans, newspapers, special collections and reference sources relating to Hull and the East Riding.
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