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IPP reform folk- the JSC report is published today and recommends a comprehensive resentencing exercise of people serving IPP. Still in shock, but a heartfelt thank you to those of you who submitted evidence & helped get this result. https://committees.parliament.uk/work/1509/imprisonment-for-public-protection-ipp-sentences/news/173280/justice-committee-finds-ipp-sentences-irredeemably-flawed-and-calls-for-comprehensive-resentencing-programme/

Image from the plans for the Scottish Temperance League Offices by architect W F Salmon (of Salmon and Sons), 1893-94. Later the building became part of the Daily Record Offices.

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Thursday 29th September is the last chance to see our Unlocking the Treasures exhibition, showcasing collections and material within the Local Studies Library here at the Hull History Centre #whatwillyoudiscover @jrlthull @Hull_Museums @hull_libraries @HistoryatHull

Delighted that our #WhatWasHere app is shortlisted for a #REYTA2022 award in the Tourism Experience of the Year category!
Best wishes to fellow nominees @HullGinSchool @Puffins_Galore Retox Retreat @RangersWold for 10th November @bridspa

Exciting news! Big shout out to our partners, including recent contributors @pearsonparkhull @ourcriminalpast @TrueCuriosities @hulltourguide @FlowerGuardBook @DrAlexOmbler 👏 https://twitter.com/ERArchives/status/1575048815924633600

Mother and baby home survivors' stories published: 'I was told I was going' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-63038627

We have a new First World War Land Girl added to the site. Meet Helen Blanche Roderick who wrote a touching and amusing poem reflecting on what it was like working on the land during the First World War. 🐷🐄 https://www.womenslandarmy.co.uk/helen-blanche-roderick/

Stockton and Darlington was the first steam-hauled public railway.

It opened #OnThisDay in 1825 when the train ‘Locomotive No 1’ took its maiden journey.

To commemorate, look at these listed sites associated with steam locomotives in England. https://heritagecalling.com/2018/08/11/6-listed-sites-that-survive-from-the-age-of-the-steam-train/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=brand

The Gentleman's Magazine is a great source of stories guaranteed to distract you.
Take, for example, the 1754 Spitalfields Workhouse committee meeting which resulted in the deaths of the churchwarden, two overseers and the beadle!
We've all been at meetings like that, right?

Latest Blogs

Heroes and villains: conflicting attitudes to war veterans in peacetime

May 19, 2022

How real were the fears that brutalised and battle-scarred soldiers returning from the First World War had developed a propensity for violence and criminality? Dr Ashley Borrett looks at the city of Hull to find out how people responded to war veterans in peacetime.

Oscar Wilde

19 May 1897 – Oscar Wilde is released from prison

May 19, 2022

19 May 2022 marks 125 years since Oscar Wilde was released from prison. Professor Helen Johnston recounts the criminal past of the notorious Irish poet and playwright.

Criminal records as a way of introducing archives to children

August 25, 2021

Hannah Salisbury, Community and Learning Officer at Suffolk Archives, explains how new learning resources on crime and punishment are being used to introduce younger children to the fascinating world of historical archives.

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