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Folk Museum & Family History Centre
inside The Old School
manned entirely by friendly volunteers ~~ and we need more !
Grade II Listed built 1859 * * * click here for full image
or HERE to see our new case! . . . . Thanks Ken!
the oldest former council school in Hull
still used for educational purposes
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This website, and all its associated pages, is brought to you
by the Sutton & Wawne Museum, a Free Museum inside the Old School, Sutton on Hull.
WELCOME TO OUR WEB SITE
A very warm welcome to all our visitors,
and especially to all those
ex-Sutton & Wawne folk who
may have long since left these 'gentle climes'
for other abodes in the far corners of this globe.
With special greetings for those of you now settled
in South Africa, Canada, Australia, New Zealand,
the USA, and anywhere within this great world-wide
family of English-speaking peoples.
For all of you who were born and worshipped,
were married here, or have loved ones resting here -
to you all, wherever in the world you live now,
an especially warm welcome indeed.
We're pleased you have discovered us -
If you click the music button, near the bottom of the Menu Bar
on the left, you can hear a short peal of Sutton's bells.
They were added at Christmas, 2003.
Photos of all 14 CWGC War Graves in St James' churchyard
are now posted on the appropriate page.
This was finally fulfilled in time for Armistice Day, 2009.
Photos of the 5 Family Graves and Memorials were added
in time for Armistice Day 2014.
If you happen to be viewing from 'somewhere warm'
and miss the freshness of Sutton in former years ago,
perhaps you'd like to see our Little Slideshow
. . . or a couple of tiny bits of video of Sutton Churchyard,
now working again at the very end of the Photos Page.
At the last count, this website comprises about 70 pages
of assorted content, from serious history to local events,
plus a few items in a 'more light-hearted' vein,
as well as containing over 500 images.
Folk from the general Hull area may
well find these pages of interest.
May you all enjoy your visit
and brief stay with us.
We hope you will call again.
And of course, if you have a Family History
query we can help with . . .
Click the bar of chocolate to see a History of The Old School
Accessing Our Site
There are several ways to access all of it, either by
clicking on any of the buttons in the left-hand menu
or via the many other 'links' scattered around this page.
For family historians, there are the lists of graves in
St James' and St Peter's churchyards,
pages on the history of both churches, and the photo collections
from past vicars and headmasters plus written archives of local families.
For Social Historians, we have a veritable 'museum' of folk history,
with hundreds of artefacts on view representing
every-day village life in decades past.
If you happen to have reached this page directly and
the side menu is not yet visible, you can click
the green button below to access it.
Several links are also on the inter-active aerial views
of each village, shown just below here. Clicking on the
Churchyard in Sutton goes directly to the list of graves,
or clicking on the Village Hall in Wawne goes to their website.
I realise that viewing this site on a mobile phone
is problematic; even tablet browsing is not easy,
but being able to knock off the side menu
(you can 'slide' the menu out of the way to the left)
use your phone in 'landscape' mode
and just use the buttons below helps a little.
Hover your mouse over areas of either of
these images, such as the Churches, churchyards, Village Halls or
you'll find that various areas and buildings are 'clickable'.
If the mouse arrow changes to a hand with a pointing finger, try clicking it ....
Convert this aerial image to a Street Map showing main buildings;
use Backspace key to return to aerial view. All the links in this IMAGEMAP, except St Peter's Church,
leave this site and then open in a new browser window.
Additional to the Image Map above, with it's clickable links, there's a Wawne photo website, by Barbara ... excellent!
A QUICK NOTE ABOUT TABLET
AND PHONE BROWSING :
A couple of our experimental videos ...
just trying the sounds,
trying to capture the mood of
St James' churchyard, are at the bottom
of the Photos Page, after GALLERY 4.
DVD out NOW !!
click to see more details
of this 80-min DVD
of Merrill Rhodes' book can
also now be purchased as a
digital download for just £5.
click here to download a
short PowerPoint file
(15Mb in 20 slides)
for a preview of contents;
More details, formats, etc, on our
note: this DVD is made for
computers, PCs and laptops;
not suitable for TV
or domestic DVD players.
Here in the Museum inside the Old School
WE HAVE RECORDS awaiting your examination !
Some 22 books of photos of Sutton, and 5 of Wawne, in decades past, many dating back to before the First War, have all been archived and card-indexed for easy searching. As donations of new photos come in, they are archived and added to the collection, so it continues to grow year on year.
Additionally, there are our copies of the old School Registers, dating from late Victorian days to around 1972, shortly before the school closed.
The final four years were lost when they suffered a flood at the new St James' School on Dorchester Road.
Sutton School Registers
the view from the top
A new page dedicated to publications
is to be found on our
ONLINE eBOOKS PAGE
BELLRINGERS REQUIRED !!
Are you a reasonably fit adult?
Could you ring a bell ? Recruits required to build up our team of bellringers for St James' church.
Anyone can apply, novices welcome; 10 yrs old and above welcome if accompanied by an adult.
We need 6 bellringers, training given. It's great fun. Come and join us!
Practice night is alternate Fridays. Apply to Gwyneth Moffatt on 377595.
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VOLUNTEER HELPERS REQUIRED
Vacancies exist for 2 new volunteers to add to our intrepid team
in the Sutton & Wawne Museum and Family History Research Centre
Hours can be as little as 2 hours per month, or more if you wish,
on Fridays when we're open from 10am till 2pm.
Many of our attendants typically help for two hours,
once or twice a month, say 10 till 12, or 12 till 2pm,
with family history enquiries and a
general enthusiasm for the history of our area.
A general interest in history and a willingness to help
are all the qualifications required to join our friendly team.
Please enquire by calling into the museum on Fridays,
and ask for Liz or June, or email us via the link in the menu.
Alternatively, email us via the contact button in the menu.