WE ARE A FAMILY HISTORY & RESOURCES CENTRE ~ inside the our local Folk History Museum, founded by Merrill & Peter Rhodes 20 years ago ~ The Old School in Church Street ~ Sutton on Hull ~ HU7 4TL .. our historic area also covers Stoneferry, Wilmington, St Marks & The Groves. Perhaps we should have called it The Merrill Museum, it would have been very appropriate
Our Old Village Schools in 1911

Commonwealth War Graves ~ churchyard open every day; Museum is OPEN EVERY FRIDAY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR ~ 10 till 2 ~ 25 Church St, Sutton on Hull ~ HU7 4TL it's nearly 10 inside The Old School ... time to open up!
Let us help you start your tree, and find out where you come from .. We help you start your Family History Research .. We are not always what we think we are ...

Armistice Centenary Weekend - flying the flag Do you recognise this view? Did you visit or play down here? This is in 1906. SuttonSch Class-photo-1919-Mrs Smales ~ ancient villages linked by shared history ~ Sutton Brownies & Guides c.1930 Wawne Village Hall, c.1966 -- Is this your home village?

~ Open again FRIDAY 25 Jan ~ ~ ~ If you've ever passed by and wondered just what is inside our Old School Museum, why not pop by in the New Year ... Bring the Grandkids ~~ Family History Research done here EVERY FRIDAY - no appointment needed, just bring the details you already have, and if possible, a memory stick to save them to ... .... ....
2 school photos above:
historic postcards of 1910

for tablet browsers, dump the Side Menu

view Side Menu on the left if not already visible, for a lot more button links

There's a lot of family names and contacts
already in our Guestbook ...
Why not add yours too .. ?
Do feel free to leave us a message in our Guestbook; see entries from all over the world

we deploy a ramp for diabled access into the Old School - do shout or bang door to ask us for assistance      free Wi-Fi inside the Old School - access code pinned up in tearoom over serving hatch
Founded by Merrill Rhodes, and husband Peter,
we are a local Folk Museum & Family History Centre
inside this Grade II listed school building of 1859;
the oldest former council school in Hull
still used for educational purposes:
staffed entirely by Volunteers and
supported by visitor donations;


Press F11 to view this site Full Screen
- without toolbars!
You can now also drag the menu
out of the way to the left.

You Can Click here to
enter Our Old School

. . . has anyone seen our ... little mouse!

Do you like our background ? ... here it is again

A Map to Find Us at HU7 4TL
we're the next building to the right of the marker ! The little dead-end side road is in fact a car park !

Our area covers the historic parishes of both
Sutton and Wawne: Sutton parish also included
Stoneferry, Wilmington, St Marks and The Groves,
all the way down to the north side of Witham.
Up until the 1880s when new churches were built.


every Friday 10 till 2
not just Sutton & Wawne;
ALL areas of the UK !
Donations Always Welcome!

Wawne Primary School old school blazer badge - leads to School Visits Page

The Sutton War Memorial
has updates to spellings and forenames
of the now 236 men never previously
remembered on our memorials.

We can take a photo of your child for you
in our re-creation of a Victorian School photo ?
We can supply child's cap or other props - have 2 photos, one smiling, one serious!

Click these Chalkboards for More Details!

interpretation of Service Records
ships, regiments & squadrons found;

both Royal & Merchant Navy;
Troopships & Convoys;
lost trawlers, etc

St James' Church of England School, Sutton on Hull - the boys' cap badge

A map showing the relative
positions of our ancient villages is

We are proud to be supported by:
several local schools and
Sutton in Holderness Conservation Society
and many, many individual and
very generous donors.

A full list of all our existing
Friends and Supporters
appears on our Friends Page

Sutton & Wawne DVD-ROM Online

We can also be found on Google+

which leads to our 'Friends Page' . .

G.D.P.R. Data Protection and What we do

our website is hosted by Free Virtual Servers

Click Me ... I dare you
School Visits from All Schools very Welcome;
if you can get here, we'll entertain you !

We can also host arranged visits by
Church Groups, WIs, Townswomens' Guilds, etc.

Click the railway station sign
to see our restored station seat

You can contact us at:

view our FACEBOOK page

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.
Sutton & Wawne Museum ~ inside The Old School ~ 25 Church St ~ Sutton on Hull ~ HU7 4TL ~~ www.suttonandwawnemuseum.org.uk ~~ admin@suttonandwawnemuseum.org.uk


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.

White Roses ... for Yorkshire White Roses ... for Yorkshire
With special greetings for those of you now settled
in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or
the USA, and anywhere within our Commonwealth and
this great world-wide family of English-speaking peoples.

For all of you who were born, worshipped
or were married here in Sutton or Wawne,
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 -
do enjoy.

Clicking the buttons further below will start or stop 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 posted on the appropriate page, added for Armistice Day, 2009.
Photos of the further 5 Family War Graves and Memorials were
added in time for Armistice Day 2014. A database of the 420+ men
on all of our memorial plaques is now being compiled
here in the Museum ~ Lest We Forget

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 . . . we're here to help !

     or        the churchbells

For more information on how to access our various archives and sources
please view the Side Menu. If you use a mobile phone or tablet, visit our
2nd Home Page where there are several repeat buttons.
There is also a map explaining our location and area, plus a long explanation
about The Groves, Wilmington and those former Sutton parish areas.

Rob's Photo Restoration & Repair Page ... bring to the Museum, or click button for more details .. ALL work benefits the museum funding

reload the page with Side Menu .. .. if it helps you.
view Side Menu on the left if not already visible, for a lot more button links

for Clubs and Societies

To further the finances of our museum, we have two speakers for hire
to talk to your society or interest group.
All proceeds from talks benefit the upkeep of this museum - no expenses ever deducted!

Five presentation subjects are available; all within the wider realm of history.
  1. The Air Defences of Hull During both World Wars - by Simon
  2. Posters & Poster Art - from both World Wars - by Simon

  3. Demolished buildings of Old Hull from the Sam Allon Collection - by Rob
  4. Family History and Old Maps from the Internet - by Rob
  5. Family Photos and their Digital Restoration - either as PSP tutorial, or general interest - by Rob
Available most weekday evenings; daytime Weds & Thurs only

A projector / screen / laptop / leads, can be provided; only your mains power required.

A Wi-Fi connection is useful for the Internet maps talk.
Maps are downloaded directly from the internet, of
places requested by members of the audience.

See a list of Groups and Societies that have already supported us
for which we have already given talks and presentations.

please email for details


The front, and rear pages
are on the left:
and the inside panes
are on the right.

The Background map of The Groves that was here on this page,
along with a lengthy explanation of the history of this former Sutton parish area,
is now on a dedicated page of its own.
It can be accessed by clicking here ... The Groves


There's a hole in our ceiling
Where a hole shouldn't be
So we're sad to report
We cannot serve tea.
(not in there, anyway)

If anyone can help us
With donations big or small
We'll soon have it all fixed
To serve tea when you call.

I know that these lines
They follow no rule
You can tell that I never
Ever came to this skool.

here is the h le     

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Staff Area