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Equal pay poster

Women's Rights - The Equal Pay Debate

A look at women's campaign for equal employment rights in the 1940s Read More
A headline from a 1971 newspaper 'Head sends long-haired boys home'.

Blue Socks - The School Uniform Debate

From the 1970s 'Blue Socks' uniform case to school uniform today Read More
Horror comic front page

The Censorship of Horror Comics

Should young people´s reading material be censored? Read More

Chinese Banknote

Chinese banknote from the Ming Dynasty of 1368-1644 Read More
Metal sugar snips used to snip sugar from sugar cones/loaves

Bitter Sweet History - aspects of the British Slave Trade

The British Slave Trade and issues around Fair Trade today Read More
Detail from a painting of William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce

Find out about Hull's most famous son Read More
Knife with Sioux sheath

Sioux Indian Knife

A sheath made in North America by Sioux Indians Read More
Wooden grave marker in shape of Star of David

Burying the First World War Dead

A Jewish grave marker reveals the story of front line burials in WW1 Read More
View of part of Sandal Castle

Creative Writing at Sandal Castle

Using ruins, artefacts, documents and imagination! Read More
Royal Artillery Gunners belt from WWI

Killed at the Battle of Passchendaele

Gunner Lewis William Harman's belt Read More
Two people shaking hands

Changes in Society - Managing an Exhibition

Responding to a brief to develop and manage an exhibition Read More
  0 Detail of a Chinese embroidered Mandarin Square

Mandarin Square

19th Century Chinese Qing Dynasty Embroidery Read More
Handwritten letter from 9 year old boy to Lord Kitchener 1914

Alfie Knight's Letter to Lord Kitchener

Nine year old Dublin boy responds to WWI recruitment drive Read More
Simon Marks pictured in 1960

M&S Making a Mark - Simon Marks

Innovative leader who made M&S the high street name it is today Read More
The Grimston Sword

The Grimston Sword

A Celtic iron age sword used in battle Read More
Sign in Hull

History Around Hull

Explore the development of Hull through a journey down its historic High Street Read More
Black and white photograph of young man in striped football jersey

Donald Simpson Bell's Victoria Cross

The story of the first footballer to volunteer in WW1 Read More
Address' on the utility of refraining from the use of 'West India Sugar and Rum'

Attitudes to slavery

How were attitudes to slavery challenged and changed over time? Read More
Sandalwood Hindu casket

Hindu Casket

Anglo-Indian crafts helped the British in India feel at home Read More

Censorship and Propaganda in WWII

A look at how the government aimed to maintain morale during WWII Read More
Sande Society rattle

Sande Society Rattle

Ceremonial rattle used by West African girls and women Read More
Sudanese sword

Sudanese Sword

A bloody story of Victorian Britain and an Islamic uprising Read More
M&S archive notice explaining self-service shopping

M&S First Self-Service Shopping System

Innovative new ways of selling Read More
Traditional Indian cotton fabric using natural dyes

Ajrakh, block printed fabric from Rajasthan

Traditional Indian cotton fabric using natural dyes Read More
Michael Marks, founder of M&S

M&S Making a Mark - Michael Marks

From Russian Poland to Leeds market - the founder's story Read More
Marks and Spencer store, Leeds Briggate, 1934

M&S - Homegrown Expansion in Leeds

Modernisation in Leeds stores from the 1930s Read More
M&S 125 Anniversary shop window display

M&S Birth of a Brand - Campaign Case Study - 125 Anniversary

How M&S celebrated 125 years of being in business in 2009 Read More

Campaign, Action and Reaction in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Exploring change through local industrial history Read More
Belper North Mill

Mill Workers and Owners

Investigate workers rights in the Victorian Mills of Derby Read More

WWI Shrewsbury Memorial Remembering Katherine Harley

A remembrance stone that includes the name of a woman Read More

WWI Hellfire Corner Signboard

Once described as the 'hottest place on earth' Read More

Air, Water and Energy in the Industrial Revolution

Power, production, pollution and prevention at Armley Mills in Leeds Read More

WWI Conscientious Objectors

How Richmond Castle became a prison for men who refused to fight Read More

Private William Young VC

A soldier's tragic story of loyalty and courage Read More

WWI Food Shortages and Rationing

The Women's Land Army - feeding the Home Front! Read More

The Loyal North Regiment

Heavy losses at the WWI Battle of Festubert Read More
Recruits to the Hull Commercials (10th battalion, East Yorkshire regiment) in training

Training Men to be Soldiers in the First World War

Explore what life was like for new recruits from East Yorkshire Read More

Surviving Shell Shock in the First World War

George Burnett's story leads into an overview of shell shock in WW1 Read More
Hyman Rutstein

Hyman Rutstein of the Jewish Battalion

Tefillin that helped WWI soldier maintain his faith in the trenches Read More

Remember Scarborough - WWI Bombardment

How the Home Front came under attack in WW1 Read More

'It's a Long Way to Tipperary...'

A popular wartime song reveals the importance of the Home Front in WWI Read More
Black and white photograph of young man in striped football jersey

Donald Simpson Bell's Victoria Cross

The story of the first footballer to volunteer in WW1 Read More
Wilson Line ship the SS Eskimo

Merchant Shipping During WW1

Hull merchant seamen's experiences of the First World War Read More
King George V and Queen Mary inspecting a WW1 Navy trawler used for minesweeping

Minesweeping During the First World War

How trawlermen of the Humber supported the Mine Clearance Service Read More
Nursing staff at Normanby Hall hospital, November 1917

Hospitals and Nursing in the First World War

North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire women supporting the war effort Read More
Empire Day 1915 Certificate

Children Raising Funds During Wartime

How young people contributed to the First World War effort Read More
East Riding Yeomanry during WW1 pictured with camel

The East Riding Yeomanry in the First World War

A soldier's experiences of wartime in the Middle East Read More
WW1 Certificate of Honourable Discharge

Demobilisation After the First World War

What happened when the War ended and men returned home? Read More
Jawbone of an excavated animal

Ideas and Evidence in Science: The Kirkdale Cave

How scientists work - ideas and evidence. Read More
Sophia Constable aged 11 in October 1872

Crime and Punishment - Sophia Constable

The crime and punishment of an 11 year old Victorian 'young offender' Read More
Bucktrout and Firth Limited shop front, Bedale

Bedale 19th and 20th Century Painters and Decorators

Examining the Bucktrout and Firth businesses of Bedale Read More
Spindles

Bradford's Industrial Revolution

Tracking a city's industrial and social change Read More
Sudanese sword

Sudanese Sword

A bloody story of Victorian Britain and an Islamic uprising Read More
Japanese ivory carving

Japanese Ivory Carving

These okimono display Japanese carving skills to the world Read More
Marks & Spencer Canterbury Staff: Firefighting Team 1944

M&S and the War Effort - Staff Stories

A melted cash float, firefighting ladies and wartime staff bulletins Read More
WWI trench art object made from brass shell casing and bullets

Trench Art from World War One

Art objects made from shell casings by WWI soldiers Read More

Writing to the ‘Enemy’ in WW1

A German soldier writes to a British officer’s widow Read More
Image of zeppelin air ship over a town at night

Air Raids on the WW1 British Home Front

How German Zeppelin attacks brought the fighting to British civilians Read More
Army leave and railway ticket dated 14.10.1917

The Wagoners’ Special Reserve

WW1 volunteers who helped feed and equip Front Line soldiers Read More
First World War medals in a Princess Mary chocolate tin

Medals of the First World War

Including the Mercantile Marine War Medal and War Service Badge Read More
black and white photograph of condemned house

Hull-istic Medicine: Public Health through Time

Explore Hull's health from the middle to the modern ages Read More

WWI Prisoners of War from Lancashire Regiments

Parcels sent to British POWs in Germany Read More
The grand staircase inside Endcliffe Hall, Sheffield

Victorian Values - Diversity

Use census records to examine Sheffield's Victorian population origins Read More

Remembrance After the First World War

Memorials, rolls of honour and street shrines in Hull Read More
Sanderson Star Quilt

Quilts and Quilt Making from 1718 to Today

Quilts from different periods and regions and how they were made Read More

1984 Miners' Strike Symbol of support

Italian bag of sugar representing friendship and solidarity Read More
Two children researching a map

Documenting our Past

Learn how to become a local historian by researching old documents Read More
Chinese shoes for women with bound feet

Chinese Shoes of Pain

The custom of breaking and binding feet in China Read More
1917 photo showing hay being grown outside Beverley barracks

Allotments and Requisitioned Land in WW1

The work of the East Riding War Agricultural Committees Read More
Four First World War Medals

WW1 Medal Stories

Six of our First World War Guardians and the medals they received Read More

Sending Eggs to Wounded Soldiers

How the National Egg Collection Scheme helped WW1 soldiers in hospital Read More
Drawing of St Mary's Church Nottingham where George Africanus was buried

Who was George Africanus?

Piecing together the life of Nottingham’s first black entrepreneur Read More

Peace Day and the Treaty of Versailles

Commemorating the end of WW1 Read More
First World War cigarette card propaganda

First World War Propaganda in the Humber

Techniques used to encourage men and women to volunteer for service Read More
Cropped image of painting of soldier in steel helmet

Painting a Portrait on the WW1 Front Line

Isaac Rosenberg turned his wartime experiences into artwork and poetry Read More

First World War Army Rations

‘A Terrier’s Snap’: how a soldier made art from a WW1 army biscuit Read More
Metal service whistle and embroidered epaulette

WW1 Battlefield Souvenirs

Soldiers collected objects belonging to enemy troops Read More
Women's Land Army poster

The Women's Land Army

Humber women's experiences of working in agriculture during WW1 Read More
First World War soldiers from the East Yorkshire Regiment

Humber Regiments on the Western Front

Different experiences of soldiers in the First World War Read More
Embroidered WW1 postcard

WW1 Postcards From the Front

Silk postcards sent home by First World War soldiers Read More
Painting of the unveiling of Oldham war memorial

Honouring Oldham's WW1 Soldiers

Examining a First World War memorial from different perspectives Read More
WW1 charity flag with Royal Engineers badge

First World War Charities

Helping the war effort in Hull and the East Riding Read More
Watercolour painting on card showing the Hull steam trawler 'Olivine'

Zeppelin Raids in the Humber During WW1

The effects of airship attacks on people of the Humber Read More

Female Munitions Workers in WW1

Thousands of British women took on dangerous jobs in wartime factories Read More

WWI Shells Inspire the Game of Darts

Early brass dart shafts were fashioned from WWI artillery shells Read More
Chocolate tin supplied by British colonies to the troops in WW1

The Gift of the Colonies

How the British Empire joined the Allied Cause in WW1 Read More
First World War service badge certificate

Scheduled Occupations During the First World War

Explore how some Humber men were exempted from conscription Read More
Female workers roll a barrel of varnish in the grounds of Sissons and Co. Ltd

Working Women of the First World War

New job opportunities for women of the Humber in WW1 Read More
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