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Our Photo Albums of Sutton through the decades
19 numbered albums
2 of Glass Plate prints
2 of modern Sutton
5 of Wawne




1876 ~ 1973

We also have full-page scans of the
1932 - 1973 book

includes evidence of
WW2 evacuations

We have 23 photo albums of Sutton, and 5 of Wawne, of villagers and countless street and farming scenes, dating from the 1880s through to the 1980s.

A similar range of dates cover the Sutton school registers and logbooks. If you or your child went to this Sutton school, or were resident in Wawne in past decades, you're probably here in our records.

Come and have a look; take digital copies for your family history ...
bring a Memory Stick!

 Wawne Albums
Our Photo Albums of Wawne
                          through the decades

Each Friday, we also have access and use of records at both and also at FindMyPast.
Come and give it a try.

                        Photo Albums of Wawne through the decades
Lots of Old Photos
of Wawne

Our Photo Albums of Wawne through the
TIP: We can print you photos for a small fee, and can also email you photos, docs, and maps, etc, from our collections,  but it's also a great idea to bring a memory stick with you. We can  save to most camera cards. At a push, we can let you take info away with you on your CD-RW if you bring one, but it's not so versatile. A stick or card is by far the best.  There are more details of just what archives and records we have here at Sutton on the

You May Well Be .... here's how to tell :

- You'd rather go to a cemetery than go shopping.
- You brake hard for libraries.
- You hyperventilate at the site of an old cemetery.
- You think every home should have a microfilm reader.
- You know every town clerk in your county by name.
- You get locked in the library overnight and never even notice. And no-one misses you!
- You are more interested in what happened in 1620 than 2020.
- You store your clothes under your bed.
- Your wardrobe is stuffed with notebooks & FH journals.
- You can pinpoint Suffolk, Dorset and Bedfordshire on a map;
                                                . . . . but can't find your car keys.
- You've traced your line back to Adam & Eve, all documented and you STILL don't quit.
- You're almost avaricious in helping other folks research THEIR family history.

If you answer 'yes' to any three of those or more, you've got it bad.
Go and see a . . . another genealogist ! Better still, come and see us!

Even Better Still .. Even .. become a Volunteer at this
Old School Museum !
My thanks to the Leicester & Rutland Family History Journal for these fascinating facts.
For those that are really serious, here's a new link,
as we've just added our new website details to:


.. one of the most renowned genealogical research info sites of all time. 
If you don't get away from that site inside 3 hours, you do have it bad!

But do come back to ours .. there's lots more here too.
ANOTHER REALLY GOOD LINK = UK PARISH LOCATOR. Absolutely Brilliant ; take a look.


a few words worth dwelling on, with regard to history,
how we teach it, and how we understand it,
by the celebrated English Historian, G M Trevelyan, in 1942

"In political history one King at a time reigns; one Parliament at a time sits. But in social history we find in every period several different kinds of social and economic organisation going on simultaneously in the same country, the same shire, the same town.

Thus, in the realm of agriculture, we find the open-field strip cultivation of the Anglo-Saxons still extant in the eighteenth century, side by side with ancient enclosed fields of the far older Celtic pattern, and modern enclosures scientifically cultivated by methods approved by Arthur Young.

And so it is with the varieties of industrial and commercial organisation the domestic, the craft, the capitalist systems are found side by side down the centuries. In everything the old overlaps the new in religion, in thought, in family custom. There is never any clear cut; there is no single moment when all Englishmen adopt new ways of life and thought."

from his preface to 'An English Social History', 1942


This link has been removed to a specific page for such serious history links, where other links to eBooks and serious reading may be found. They take slightly longer to load, and were slowing this page down, hence its removal to a more sedate place. I know serious readers will give the links within the page a few seconds to come down the wire.

This book is a list of all voters, and just as interesting, listing all the streets in Hull in that year. There's 80-something pages, the first pages are blank ;
Place your cursor into the book and use your mouse wheel to scroll through it, where you'll find a 'window scroller' at the side that is independent of scrolling the main page. It is also searchable, and the text can be magnified.

You will also find links to other online eBooks,
so links to BLASHILL, POULSON and HUTTON are already there.

Here's a link to another Blashill publication.

Being a Stoneferry man, he had a serious interest in all of East Hull, not just Stoneferry and Sutton. Here we have his :
"Evidences Relating to the Eastern Part of the
City of Kingston-upon-Hull"

Historic and Listed Buildings within Sutton village;
a document published by Hull City Council
for Conservation Purposes

This fascinating 46-page document lists just about everything of architectural interest within the village, including a list of notable trees, and flora and fauna in the churchyard. All that, as well as explaining much of Sutton's history. Additionally, it contains a good number of modern colour photos. It will be of great use to ex-pat residents abroad who can no longer get here to see for themselves. A wonderful discovery!

As with other external links, it opens in a new window.
Historic and Listed Buildings within Sutton on Hull


This link is a real discovery; Trade and Business Directories
not just for Hull, but many areas of England & Wales.
If you're also researching family links in other towns and counties,
this link could be a real boon.
The first page has separate links to 10 areas and regions;
choose yours, and away you go.

NEW *** NEW *** SOLLITT'S DIRECTORY 1851 - 1861 *** NEW *** NEW

Another discovery, and a very local directory, but this time only available to view online, so you can't download and save it;  For Hull and local villages, Lincs and east Midlands, so covers a wide area.  But the info on Hull, local dignitaries from MPs and councillors to Harbour Board and Trinity House, is superb, a huge amount of history here. 

Interestingly, 'written' by the Headmaster of Hull's Grammar School, J.D. Sollitt, and published by a printers, Mary Noble, in The Market Place, Hull. Surely, Mr Sollitt must have had help compiling this, we'd struggle to do it now even with the internet.
How did they do it? Another of the mysteries of former ages.
It even lists the 'Master' of the Ragged School on 'Drain Side', the first time I've ever seen confirmation that this name was actually used.

Be patient with it, 729 pages, loads in your browser as a PDF; takes a while.
It hightlights 'Wawne' because that was my search, but you can clear it.

This directory appears to have been one of many such publications of Victorian times who were all trying to capitalise on giving access to local info to those who could afford it.
Price was 8s .. or written another way, 8/-, being 0.8.0d .. or 40p today
Eight shillings was a huge some, more than a week's wages
for labourers of the day.

At least one copy of an Almanack such as these was considered a must for any well-run household, with all the tide times, sunrise and sunset, timetables of local carriers, postal times & prices, railway companies and connections along with typical ticket prices, all rolled together in one huge tome, and more family names than you can shake a stick at.
All these can be considered to be the forerunners of today's Kelly's and Yellow Pages, and now we use Google search and Wikipedia!
Have we come full circle?
It was a Google search that found this!   I can't cope!

Britain from Above

A lot of very good pre-war aerial photos of Hull and surrounding areas. Use the requester box to specify any town or city, and then browse the offered list.


Our website gets visitors from all over the globe :
Other visitors in recent months have been from
New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, India, Ireland,
as well as the many regulars from the USA and Canada,
and all other points of the compass.
We also seem to be getting more visitors from European countries,
which is perhaps a result of the larger number of British folks working
and living on the continent than in former years.

Wherever you come from, or wherever you are now,
we greet and welcome you all.
If you haven't already started to research your Family History,
this is a very good time to visit us to start it off,
Hull being a "City of Heritage"

This is our
Do visit our
Or Email us for Family History enquiries
send an EMAIL to us direct
                          to the volunteers at the Sutton & Wawne Museum

This basic selection of Menu Buttons is provided for
Tablet Browsers not using the side menu

Google have also given us a 'business website'
which may suit viewing on a phone or tablet better.

Friends of The
                          Old School ... we need you !! An up-to-date list of our Friends is now on this page Sutton &
                          Wawne Home Page . . press F11 to toggle Full Screen Museum
                          & Exhibition on Fridays in the Old School Rooms, a marvellous display of life in Sutton and Wawne in times past ..muchmore to see when you visit .. Incredible list of resources. Use                          also withFAMILY HISTORY button below ... Upcoming
                          Events, commemorations or celebrations
                          Village, links to church, Village Hall and history Local
                          Photos & Images of Sutton & Wawne dozens of links
                          to military history, both local, national and military, including both World Wars, all armed services, and more ...
                          HISTORY SOCIETY ... opens in new window .. and HIGHLY recommended OUR PUBLICATIONS ... see what we have to sell on DVD-ROM, DVD for TV, or books about Sutton & Wawne Brooklands Photographic
                          Society, Sutton
St James & St Peter's - brief history
                          of both churches St James Churchyard - a full list of graves and memorials
Do visit our Guestbook; now over 160
                          entries from all over the world.

Lest We
Sutton War Memorial .. photos of each war
                          grave now added, Nov 2009 visit the
                          Commonwealth War Graves Commission website Wawne War Memorial
RAF Sutton on Hull page
                          Side Menu on the left if not already visible, for a lot more button links .. but it goes back to Home Page; then click Museum button again        DUMP THIS SIDE MENU for Tablet

we have
                        free Wi-Fi inside the Old School - do ask a volunteer for the code
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Bus Map for Sutton

Church Street - main buildings
Streetmap - map of Sutton area ....
Streetmap - map of Wawne area ....

all open in new browser tab . . .
. . . but do bear in mind that Church St has a rather deceiving bend
right outside the church, where parking is incredibly allowed on both sides.
Deceiving because, also, the road narrows there too, at the 'kink'.
The 'simplified map' on the right does not show that bend. Beware, especially
of delivery vans and buses; mind how you go . . . and your mirrors !.

You can also now find the museum listed on Google Maps !
And if you enter HU7 4TL into your SatNav, you'll be here in a flash!
It's the same code used for Weddings, Baptisms, etc, at St James' Church
Google have also given us a 'business website'
which may suit viewing on a phone or tablet better.

See also the new Multimap links below
for new aerial photos of both villages.

Old Maps is a collection of Old Maps,
1880s to the 1950/60s, provided by
Landmark in association with the Ordnance Survey.
Some of the Edwardian maps, 1905 to 1910 and up
to and past the First War, are particularly clear,
indeed beautifully artistic.
Load and use the 1:2,500 maps where you can, they are very detailed,
showing tramlines, signal posts on railways, garden boundaries, etc.
Be sure to type in "Sutton-on-Hull" .. or "Kingston upon Hull"
.. with the dashes but not the quotes, or copy & paste the names.
It is actually easier just to enter postcodes in the relevant box.
For some reason, only Chrome, Opera and IE load these.
Firefox doesn't seem to want to load the places, though it does load the site.

There's sample maps of Sutton and Wawne at the bottom of this page.
Old Maps are just about worth persevering with, and they have reverted to allowing us to use the maps full screen as before. Old Maps, owned and run by the Ordnance Survey, want us to pay money to see them as we used to. But here's a tip. When a map is loaded into the box in the middle of the screen, or full screen, use Ctrl+scrollwheel to zoom in a bit. You won't get too far in, before the screen blanks out to a notice about subscribing and paying your sheikels, and the clarity won't be as sharp as they were, but can still prove fairly useful.

Click this link to see my extract of the map of old Craven Park
around 1928, and you'll see what I mean about how good they were.
Every tram track, every garden and outhouse ...
but this is a 10% compressed reduction!

TIP: for some reason, only Internet Explorer (IE) and Chrome will load these maps;
doesn't want to know. It loads the Home Page, but when you type a place in the search box, it just sits there and blinks at you. Chrome is probably best choice.

Use this page also in conjunction with the
Family History information and Other Links pages

for all information on the lists, archives and records here at Sutton,
click the FAMILY HISTORY button below.

If you like maps, good maps, AND photos, this site will
keep you up all night. Geograph have the aim of showing at least
one photo in EVERY 1km square of the Ordnance Survey
maps of Great Britain. There are already lots of photos
of the Hull and Sutton area, and I mean LOTS, and thousands of stunning photos
from all over the country - add yours to them!
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  One particular local photographer is Sutton's own Bernard Sharp. We now have his 7th Edition of the graveyard photos DVDs. All the previous editions have proved invaluable both to us in the museum, as well as to visitors looking for lost graves. There are well over 2,000 grave and monument photos. But Bernard also has over 7,000 photos posted on GeographUK, of the wider Hull area, and they're well worth a browse by themselves. You can view them by Thumbnails, or as a Slideshow. The link below is to nearly 300 of Bernard's Sutton on Hull photos alone, and it opens in a new window.   BERNARD SHARP'S SUTTON PHOTOS on GEOGRAPH-UK

A full list of all the graves in both churchyards, St Peter's and St James',
are on this website at GRAVEYARD LISTS.   Photos supplied via email on request.
A page of
is now on the Other Links Page
Family History enquiries for St James, Sutton & St Peter, Wawne.
Additionally, a page of

is now available on the button above;
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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

Bing Maps has the advantage of requiring no previous download, and of being able to see a 'bird's-eye view' of any of the churches, from all four points of the compass.
View our Churchyards on BING MAPS

Do make full use of it ... it's free!
but please bear in mind these aerial photos
are at least 10 years old, but we find that gravestones and churches don't tend to move all that far, even in 10 years.

Sutton = HU7 4TL ::: Wawne = HU7 5XH
For those with relatives buried here, who cannot get to see these graves in our peaceful churchyards at Sutton and in Wawne, this facility will be of great interest as well as comfort.
Just type in the postcode.

Sutton on Hull
in the
Domesday Book
Both villages are mentioned in the Domesday Book, and their entries can be seen on the links, right and left.
An overview of THE DOMESDAY BOOK itself
can be seen on this link.
in the
Domesday Book

This spot is where you formerly would have found lots of items of 'Sutton Memories'.
This page was getting much too long, so a new 'Memories Page' has been created,
and all items pertaining to memories and photos contributed by our many
friends and supporters can now be found HERE.

See many items illustrating the day to day life

the late ERIC JOHNSON . . his photo collection is one of our several collections, along with Rev Coleman's, available to view in the Museum the REV. GEORGE COLEMAN . . his photo collection is another of our several collections, along with Eric Johnson's, available to view in the Museum of Sutton & Wawne folk
going back over 100 years.

There's more details of what there is to see, resource archives, records, school registers, CD's, hundreds of photos, etc, on the FAMILY HISTORY page,
and this link .. SUTTON RESOURCES .. takes you directly the list of what is available in the Museum on that page.


. . . is the Museum & Exhibition Room, open on most Fridays lunchtimes,
when you will be welcome to sample coffee and biscuits
as you browse the fascinating collections we have here.

The photos above are Eric Johnson, headmaster here for many years and a renowned photographer, and Rev. George Coleman, vicar here in the 1920s and another photographer of note in the village. Their photographic collections form the core of the collections we hold here in the Museum and are available to view every Friday.

Living History . . Come and See It . . Be a Part of It !
If you or your family came from here . .. you already are part of it !!
Even if you're family heritage isn't Sutton or Wawne,
this is still British Social and Folk History par excellence.
You can still research relatives in other towns and counties - even from here ! 
You don't have to have a Sutton or Hull connection ... we DO Family History!

TIP: If you come to see us to find your own family and records, it's a great idea to bring a memory stick with you. We can save to most camera cards. At a push, we can let you take info away with you on a CD, but it's not so versatile. A memory stick/pen, or card, is by far the best. We also print most photos, docs, and maps, etc, for a modest charge that goes towards the running of the museum, and we can email copies of photos, docs, direct to your mailbox too.

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

The website for this fantastic facility for the city is
It is very important that you view their "Planning Your Visit" page,
before you go ... it gives advice and info on Reader's Tickets,
now known as a CARN, and what type of ID you will
need to have with you to register to get one.
Please note: the old CARN system is being updated,
to take account of new regs on Data Protection.
Even exisiting holders will need to re-register to obtain a new one.

Visitors will not be able to access the Search Rooms without one.
But please note, if you hold a CARN card from another local authority,
e.g. Lincs County Council Libraries, etc, that will do nicely.

is that their opening hours have been much reduced; ie closed on Mondays,
and only open every other Saturday! Shucks!

Here's a huge site that's gone from strength to strength ..
A history of Workhouses and Unions around the country,
with a list organised by county and then towns.

Often, each individual workhouse page will give diagrams and maps of their location, old photos where the buildings survived into the 20th century, (as with Hull's Workhouse where the Royal Infirmary on Anlaby Road now is), and a full list of staff and inmates as of the 1881 census, which can be seen in it's entirety here in Sutton - for free!  

It also documents Sculcoates and Skirlaugh, amongst others, and an amazing resource, well worth a visit. A telling reminder of how far society has come ...
and how cruel life once was.
Somewhere that is very well worth a visit when you're in town,
located in their new shop down Whitefriargate, further down from City Square and on the right hand side, they have a marvellous display that's very well worth seeing.
Telling Hull's story in the blitz in particular, but also housing a great deal of information and artefacts from both World Wars in general, it really is a little goldmine.
The shop sells a wide range of gifts and memorabilia, DVDs, all helped to raise funds for the proper city centre memorial to our civilian war dead now errected in City Square.

Prior to that, the only memorial was over in Chanterlands Avenue Cemetery and a bit out of the way. Visitors to the city, even when they saw the understated plaque that was previously set into the paved area, got no sense of what this place endured and went through. Fundraising for the People's Memorial was very successful, and the new memorial sculpture and visitor boards will go a long way to inform and educate all who visitors who see it.
Visit their website for more details of shop opening times, etc.




Rev Charles Paley
                  1931-1943 Rev Leslie
                  Reynolds 1943-1962
St James' Church in Sutton had two vicars during the Second World War, the Rev. Charles Paley and the Rev. Leslie Reynolds. There are many folk still around now who were married by these men, and who would maybe appreciate a photo of them for their own family history archives.
Indeed, it was just such a comment in our Guestbook from someone back in 2012 looking for an image of the Rev. Paley that prompted me to scan these photos from our wall gallery in the museum and place them here. I've included these two here for now, as they were our wartime vicars, who along with their parishioners and the wider citizenship of Hull generally, endured the suffering and constant heartache those wartime years brought. And no doubt, both officiated at or attended many of the numerous wartime funerals caused by the Blitz.
A full list of
Previous Rectors, and the Priests
of the College Chapel
can be seen by clicking the link.

The Old Reading Rooms, Sutton Leisure & Sports


... formerly The Reading Rooms
... dating from 1877.

Just along Church Street,
about 300m from the Old School.
I must recommend you visit this site. Especially for youngsters interested in sports, and even more especially snooker. Thewebsite is superb, the whole place has taken on a new lease of life inthe past few years, and now they can offer conference, youth, sport and training facilities onsite. An incredible team of volunteers, these are folks that make things happen for Sutton village.  (click the picture)

Some of the Groups and Societies
to which we have given talks or presentations
to raise funds to benefit the upkeep of our museum

EY FAMILY HISTORY SOC Carnegie Centre, Anlaby Rd
HULL BRIDGE WIVES GROUP - Grovehill, Beverley
EY LOCAL HISTORY SOC Carnegie Centre, Anlaby Rd
UNIVERSITY OF THE 3rd AGE - Portobello Methodists Church
COTTINGHAM Local History Soc - Hallgate Sch
GARDEN VILLAGE Local History Group - Clubhouse Garden Village
COTTINGHAM Mens' d'LUDA Soc - Arlington Hall Cottingham
HEDON Town Hall, The Hedon Historical Society
NORTH FERRIBY Methodists Womens Fellowship
ANLABY Friendly Circle at Anlaby Synagogue
COTTINGHAM East Yorkshire Assoc of National Trust
WILLERBY Awake, Anlaby, Willerby & Kirkella U3A
ANLABY PARK Methodists Wives Group

We thank them all for their support.


DVD about Sutton on Hull
(documentary, works on TV)

10 each

copies still available

of photos being restored?

Perhaps after flood or
other accidental damage.
I can help! ~ REVIVE IT !!
Rob does simple repairs
here at the Museum on
Fridays, while you wait.
So bring a memory-stick
or card to take yours away ~
No need to leave your copy,
they can be scanned while you wait
Complicated repairs can also
be emailed to you, usually
by the following Friday.
... see my page on our

Just click the link.

ALL proceeds from this service
always go to the Museum Fund
towards its upkeep

I also process slides, glass or film, card or plastic mounts, and negatives - either loose or in strips.
All proceeds to our Museum Funds.

Recent restorations, seen left, have been two very large and badly damaged historic photos of both Hull rugby league teams, dating from 1910 for HKR, and the late 1960s for Hull FC.
The HKR photo was effectively in three pieces!
The next two examples were done for friends;
both contributed to the museum in return for these 'repairs'  .. albeit only digitally.

Click to enlarge: we have a family in the 1920s,
and a modern police officer

Click on the family photo or Royal Marine, above
to see my web page for other examples.

No expenses or costs deducted ~
all proceeds for the Museum.

Our Free Museum & Exhibition is open inside the Old School every week on Fridays
from 10 am to 2 pm . . .
soft drinks, tea, coffee, biscuits can be served ..
1.50 per person for tea or coffee

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Not bad for a hot drink, a biccy, and a natter!
And we have a tearoom where you are welcome
to bring your own sandwiches or pack-up
to give you that extra time to
browse our extensive collections ...
find school attendance records in our registers
or photos of parents and grandparents
and their classmates ..
... take all 4 hours if you wish.

VISITOR COUNTER There is an extra visitor counter, near the bottom of the
the first text block on our Home Page.  Click the 'Globe' logo. It shows where in the world our visitors are coming from, and even what browser they're using. If you have come to this site from overseas, you'll even see the flag of your country and what time you visited. We've recently had visits from folks in Australia, Rotterdam, and Bogota in Columbia amongst others, and all over the UK.  Magic or what !
TransPennine Trail

For folks long since left the Sutton area, it may be of interest to find out that Sutton is now On the Map !   
Sutton on Hull is right astride the Trans-Pennine Trail that runs from Southport on the Lancashire coast, to Hornsea on the East Yorkshire coast, where the cycle Trail utilises the old railway track very close to the side of our Old School.  We're a popular 'tea stop' on Fridays when we're open, 10am - 2pm, with safe parking for bikes.   See old map below.
The Garden Village Family History Research Group Garden
                        Village Club House, Elm Avenue
The Club House, Garden Village Oval .. HU8 8PZ

Closed at the moment ... may run again in 2022

there are now spaces available for new researchers !

(You don't have to live in Garden Village ... or even in Hull)
Just pop in, no booking needed. Tuesday afternoons, 1.30pm - 3.30pm

A research group for more 'mature-folk'
to get into their own family history using
internet resources and computer technology.
Their computer suite has access to Ancestry records as well as the
usual birth, marriage and death indexes; all censuses up to 1911;
and many other records, a lot of which are actually free -
it doesn't have to cost a fortune.

Or more to the point . . .

COME AND MAKE A START - and find out !

We have everything you could need for meaningful and relaxing searching;
a warm room ; free parking ; reliable wi-fi access ;
long tables for layout of your work ;
plus all the help a novice could need from experienced researchers who have
been there and know just how it feels to be new to this absorbing hobby.
Full internet access; research Old Maps + a wide range of general historic info
We show how to gain as much as you can for free online.
There are helpers on hand to give guidance wherever required,
whether with family history resources or just general computer use.
Novice or more experienced computer users welcome -
We're a friendly group that assist and help each other,
and many members need that extra little bit of help,
perhaps having only just got a computer themselves or even about to get one.
Whatever your level, we can help you build your family tree.

We have unlimited free parking, in a very quiet area,
4 desktop PC computers for research, plus free Wi-Fi,
so bring your laptop or tablet if you so wish,
or at least a memory stick/card, to copy and
take your new-found family history home with you.

Tuesday afternoons: 1:30 to 3:30 *** 2.50 per session.
Includes tea/coffee/biscuits.

To enquire more, please ring 708104 and ask for Carol
or 376043 and ask for Gordon.

  The Carnegie Heritage Centre
Anlaby Rd, by West Park
and the flyover

One of Hull's best-loved and and paradoxically, at the same time, least-known resources, located in the
historic and beautifully restored
Carnegie Library near West Park.
Specialising in all historical research and info, with a specific leaning to local social and family history research using all modern technologies with a great deal of help and advice on hand.
This place has to be seen to be believed!
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Click below for their website, email contacts, events and opening times.
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                        Armed Forces Veterans Badge Did you serve in HM Armed Forces?

The Ministry of Defence are offering this badge to men and women who served in HM Armed Forces.
Included groups are :
Merchant Navy Seamen involved in military action, Polish Forces under UK command, the Cyprus Regiment, and The Home Guard. There are also new details of a Merchant Seaman's badge, which is the Veterans Badge shown on the "Red Duster".

Please note: this criteria does not include Veterans who served in the Armed Forces of other Countries and who served alongside HM Armed Forces.
For example;
Royal Canadian Navy, or Royal Australian Air Force.
It is regrettable that the badge cannot be issued posthumously.

The badge is a survivors' badge, which is to be worn on civilian attire.
The only exception to this are War Widows and Widowers who are getting a
War Widows/Widowers Pension.
The previous time restriction of 40+ years no longer applies.
All former servicemen and women, from all operations and campaigns,
are eligible to apply.

Application Forms are available
in the Exhibition & Resource Centre,
or can be obtained from :
The Veterans Agency

. . or from their website
The Veterans Agency Website
Freephone (UK): 0808 1914 218
Telephone (from overseas): +44 1253 866 043
Fax: 01452 510 871

Once applied for, they usually take about 6 - 8 weeks.
If you need to contact MOD about your veterans badge application,
you can phone, fax or send an
email to: Veterans help
Note : You cannot apply for a veterans badge by email.



click for larger image of book cover


by Leonard C Bacon in softback, A4 size.
Copies are now available to buy
From Mrs Judith Bangs of the EYFHS at:
5 Curlew Close
East Yorkshire
HU17 7QN

or at the Balloon Barrage Reunion Club website.

We must add our own thanks that Len completed this history before his untimely death on 23 Aug, 2007.
See the FAMILY HISTORY page for some useful links and general help if
you are just starting out on your quest.

Another Hull site that is well worth a visit
for general city history and Family History Links,
as well as a tremendous amount of info on WW2 and the Hull Blitz.
Click the logo to pay them a visit.

And if you like your history with a more of a British slant to it .. try


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You also have the option to select your own date input!
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Here's the link to walk' past the Old School Gate and War Memorial. The scene opens in a new window. Move the mouse around - and when pointer turns to a circle, click, and you'll progress along the street to that point. Want to see that house where your great grandad was born in that town you've never been to? Put the address into Google Maps, and fly there, then drag that orange man onto the street.
Or it could be an orange woman, as I'm told they multi-task.
Now, is that Magic or what!

Also try Bing Maps (formerly Multimap). Bing Maps also has the advantage of requiring no previous download, and being able to see a better 'bird's-eye view' of any of the churches, from all four points of the compass, but please bear in mind these photos are at least a few years old. For those with relatives buried here, who cannot get to see these graves in the peaceful churchyards at Sutton and in Wawne, this facility will be of great interest as well as comfort.
Please make full use of it ... it's free!
image of St
                      James', Sutton on Hull, from the churchyard: taken  9 Sept 2006

A 15yr old image of St James',

from the churchyard:

taken 9 Sept 2006 looking south west.

Use this page also in conjunction with the Family History information and links page for more information as to what is in the Centre, and other links on the World Wide Web.
Family History enquiries for St
                                James, Sutton & St Peter, Wawne.

If you came straight onto this page, and don't see the SIDE MENU -
click the button below to reveal it and take you back to the HOME PAGE
view Side Menu on the left if not
                                already visible, for a lot more button  links

sample maps of old Sutton, and old Wawne,
c.1910 ... scale: 1:2,500

sample map of Sutton - click map
                                  to load full map at Old Maps
Click this link to see a better copy at the Old-Maps website
Sutton OS Map 1910
tip: when it loads, use your mouse roller to zoom out a couple of notches to view the free map, as it first loads the very detailed maps that have to be paid for. Click blue icons to disable the blue shaded print view. Then you will be able to make it full screen as before, and drag the map around to view the wider area.
You can look south to Hull, or north and east, view outlying farms,
as far as you want and see much more than this extract here.

sample map of Wawne - click map
                                  to load full map at Old Maps
Click this link to see a better copy at the Old-Maps website
Wawne OS Map 1910
tip: when it loads, use your mouse roller to scroll out a little to view the free map,
as it tries to guide you to the detailed maps that have to be paid for.

STONEFERRY - Cement Works - railways sidings and yards - Wilmington Station
Here's another map, but this one is the link, so click it to load it
at the Old Maps website, then you can move it around.
When you see blue screen and "Subscribe for Zoom' notice,
then zoom out a couple of notches to see the Free maps.
tip: Click the blue icons on top right to 'switch off print extent' and make 'full screen.'
As with the two maps above, once loaded, you can drag them around a wider area,
so you will be able to see the outlying farms and field patterns.
I really do recommend Old Maps again now ...

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