Between 1939 and 1945 thousands of people across Hull were drawn into the Second World War, as soldiers, nurses, firefighters, evacuees, war workers and more. Eighty-six air raids on the city from June 1940 to March 1945 brought terror and tragedy home, to thousands more. Discover the story of the Hull Blitz through the people and places that experienced it, using this self-guided walking trail.
Just outside of the reach of the trail is the Grade II listed National Picture Theatre on Beverley Road. This is rare example of a surviving building that was bombed out during the Blitz.
The route is approximately 2 miles long and should take around 1.5-2 hours, depending on your walking pace and breaks.
The trail has been created in partnership with the Hull History Centre and The Hull People’s Memorial, and generously funded by the University of Leeds.
Whether you are looking for places to shop, places to eat, relaxing activities and enjoyable attractions, in Hull you will find what you are looking for. Hull is an up and coming water front city which is popular with small groups and coach parties alike. Hull has eight free museums, The Deep, Hull Truck Theatre, new retail and leisure centres and many places to eat and drink in Hull are all waiting to be discovered - all the ingredients for a perfect city break or day out.