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‘What was here?’


24 Apr - 30 Jun 2021


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Hull has several trails which will help you see the city in a different way and discover areas you never knew existed. One of the most renowned is the Fish Trail, which is unsurprising when you consider the city’s rich fishing and maritime heritage.

This unique piece of public art sees explorers search for 27 fish across the city centre, taking in the picturesque Old Town and thriving Fruit Market. The trail starts just outside the City Hall Ticket office and finishes at the top of Whitefriargate.

Created by artist Gordon Young in 1992, the fish represented are all life-size, from a school of 36 tiny anchovies to a 10ft ray overlooking Victoria Pier. You might also spot Young’s sense of humour coming through with the location of a few of the fish. In particular, the shark outside a former bank on Whitefriargate.

A NEW feature has been added to ‘What Was Here’ to include a digital version of Hull’s iconic Fish Trail with historical facts and information provided by English Heritage Accredited Guide, Paul Schofield. See how Hull used to look before and after WW2, visit iconic buildings such as Ferens Art Gallery, Hull City Hall, Hull’s picturesque Marina all while searching the streets of Hull to complete the trail.

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