Nine men from Hull fought for the International Brigade during the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939. Five never returned. One Hull woman, Frida Knight, served as an ambulance driver. The History Centre is delighted to team up with The History Troupe, Hull College and the Hull International Brigade Memorial Trust to tell their story.
This Hull and the Spanish Civil War Exhibition features the core story from the Hull International Brigade Memorial Group; images from Hull College students inspired by the conflict; and and performances on a range of related topics from The History Troupe, Gary Hammond and Manuel Moreno.
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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