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Hull and the Spanish Civil War


  • The Hull History Centre Worship Street Hull, England United Kingdom (map)
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Exhibition Dates & Opening Times:

Tuesday - Friday 1st May to 6th July 9:30am to 5:30pm

Saturday 4th + 18th May, 1st +15th June, 6th July

Free Entry!

Nine men from Hull fought for the International Brigade during the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939. Five never returned. One Hull woman, Frida Knight, served as an ambulance driver. The History Centre is delighted to team up with The History Troupe, Hull College and the Hull International Brigade Memorial Trust to tell their story.

This Hull and the Spanish Civil War Exhibition features the core story from the Hull International Brigade Memorial Group; images from Hull College students inspired by the conflict; and and performances on a range of related topics from The History Troupe, Gary Hammond and Manuel Moreno.

Programme of events:

All events are free of charge.

Saturday 18th May – Spanish Civil War Study Day (1.30pm-4.30pm)

  • 1:30pm: Don Patricio: from Hull City to F.C. Barcelona A talk by Rob Bell on an Irish born Hull City footballer who became manager of F.C. Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War.

  • 2:30pm: Basque Children 37 Association for the Guernica children talk . A talk from Manuel Moreno.

  • 3:30pm: Taking Sides: Posters from the Spanish Civil War. A talk on posters from around the period of the conflict, by Dr. Marianne M Gilchrist.

Tuesday 11th June – History Centre Lunchtime Talk (12.30pm)

Nine Men and Frida - Gary Hammond

Saturday 15th June – ‘The Spanish Cockpit’ (2.00pm)

A story of Hull’s connection to the Spanish Civil War in words and song told by The History Troupe Players. Written by Rob Bell, with music from Dave Gawthorpe and Mick McGarry.