Hessle Local History Society
Bringing the History of Hessle to You 
Welcome to the home page of the Hessle Local History Society website.
Hessle is a small town in East Yorkshire, four miles to the west of Kingston Upon Hull. The town is, now, perhaps best known for being the site of the Humber Bridge, but it has a long and interesting history, some of which is recorded on these web pages.
A message from Gemma and Carol at All Saints:

Dear friends

Just a note to say we at All Saints Church Hessle have been and are
continuing to think about you and your organisation, as well as keeping
you all in our prayers during this very challenging and unprecedented
time.  Please feel free to pass on our best wishes to people in your
organisation, and beyond as we may not have everyone's contact details. 
We also thank you so much for all the hard work we know you have been
and are continuing to do to support people as best as you are able to. 
If there is anything we can do to help, please do not hesitate to
contact us, even if it is just for anything more specific you might like
us to keep in our prayers.

With very best wishes,
and God’s blessing
Gemma and Carol

EVE's Book on the History of All Saints'

Our Newletter Editor, Eve Johansson, has had a new book published on the History of All Saints' Church Hessle. This is the first history of the church published as a book. The book is very well researched and very readable. It also has an incredible appendix giving a great deal of further information about people involved with the church over the years.

The book is available from Hessle Bookshop:

 Price is £8 (£3.25 for P&P if required) and the ISBN is 978-1-5262-0810-1. 

Pat Howlett leaves Hessle for Wales

By the time you read this Pat and his wife, Shirley, should have left Hessle to live with their son in Wales. Pat is a founder member of our Society, which came into being on his sixtieth birthday, and he has made an incredible contribution to our knowledge of Hessle’s past. His collection of photographs is unparalleled, as is his ability to recall events from his younger days. We wish him many happy years in the beautiful Welsh countryside.

Pat was presented with a certificate by Phil Davison, Mayor of Hessle, and thanked for his services to the community.

Aims of the Society:
Hessle Local History Society exists to promote and encourage the history and traditions of the town of Hessle, and the study of its history.

Meetings and Activities
Society meetings take place in Hessle Town Hall from March to November (see Society News).
New members are welcome.

Next meeting

All meetings cancelled for the foreseeable future due to Covid 19 situation.
During this period please keep home and safe.

Unfortunately the latest NEWSLETTER has become a victim of the Covid 19 virus. Although all the material has been collated and prepared for printing it was not possible to print the copies off for distribution before the Prime Minister's lockdown came into force. We apologise for this but hope you will understand why it has not yet arrived. It will be with you as soon as we can get it printed.

See Society News & Meetings for the 2020  programme.

The Society, in co-operation with Hessle Town Council is developing an archive room in the Town Hall, which will eventually be open to members and the general public (by appointment). We have a wide collection of archives and materials regarding the history of Hessle which need to be kept and preserved for future generation to enjoy and these will be placed in the room in the Town Hall. Dr Martin Craven has kindly donated a collection of his archives which are currently being catalogued. Anyone wishing to donate items - such as photographs, documents, letters, books, leaflets, pamphlets etc should talk to a committee member.

Co-op Display
The Society has a display of Classic Scenes of Hessle in the Co-op, mainly focussing on the area around The Square (at the back of the store).
Ufortunately this display annot be changed at this time due to the Covid 19 situation.

The Society publishes a Newsletter which is available on subscription
An Index to the Newsletter is available on this web site.  
Site navigation
To navigate around the site simply click on the topic titles in the blue menu bar on the top left hand side of this page.
For further information contact Michael Free at mgfree@gmail.com or 01482 564577.
John Ellerthorpe - https://sites.google.com/site/johnellerthorpeheroofthehumber/home
FCA Voysey, Architect -  http://www.voyseysociety.org/

Any views expressed in the articles on this site are those of the individual author and not necessarily representative of the views of HLHS unless so stated.

© The written material on this site is the copyright of the named individual author or Hessle Local History Society, unless otherwise stated.

©All photographs are taken from the HLHS photographic archive, unless otherwise stated. Maps and documents are from the HLHS archive collection.

Every effort has been made to establish the individual author, or photographer, or owner of the text, photographs, picture and documents used.

The Society is happy for individuals to use material from this site for non-commercial reasons and to promote interest in the history of Hessle but please acknowledge HLHS as the source of the material you have used. If you wish to use material for commerical purposes a donation would be appreciated.