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Hessle is a small town in East Yorkshire, four miles to the west of Kingston Upon Hull. The town is perhaps best known, to those outside the area, as the site of the Humber Bridge, but it has a long and interesting history, some of which is recorded on these web pages.

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.

New members are very welcome.

Next meeting:

Thursday 17th March, 7:15 pm.

2022 Programme

17 March Eve Johansson

Joseph Walker Pease

21 April Keith Hare

Hessle’s very own Comical Fire Brigade

19 May Peter Richardson Rowley Church, the 40s at Grosmont,

Walkington Hayride, the Beamish Museum

and the Holocaust Memorial Centre (Beth Shalom)

16 June Paul Schofield

Hull’s Georgian suburbs

21 July Robert McMillan

Historic Hessle

18 August Michele Beadle

the R38 disaster

15 September Michael Free

Chalk quarrying in Hessle

20 October Ian Wilkinson

Hessle: an eclectic view

17 November AGM and Michele Beadle

White City 1920–38

The Society Newsletter is available to all members free of charge. Non Members may subscribe to the Newsletter by contacting mgfree@gmail.com.

Any views expressed on this site or in the Newsletter are those of the indiviual contributor and not, necessarily, representative of the views of the Society.

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

All photographs and illustrations are taken from the Hessle Local History Society archive collection.

Whilst efforts have been made to establish the copyright of images the orignal owner has not been identified in some cases.

The Society is happy for individuals to use material published on this site for non-profit making purposes, and to promote the hisotry of Hessle but please acknowledge HLHS as the source of the material you ahve used. If you wish to use material for commercial reasons a donation to the Society would be appreciated.