Kingston upon Hull

Kingston upon Hull


Gilson Hotel 11 Anlaby road Hull HU1 2PJ

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About Kingston upon Hull

Kingston upon Hull is also called Hull. It is a city located in Yorkshire on the northern bank of the Humber Estuary. To regenerate this city large amount of money has been spent. Various cultural events are held around the city due to which there is boost in tourism industry.

Hull town was discovered in late 12the century. Some place was required by Monks of Meaux Abbey to export the wool from their locations. At the merging of rivers Hull and Humber, they selected the site to establish a dock.

The exact year of the establishment of this town is unknown. In 1299 King Edward 1 renamed this city. Hull has been a major military support port, whaling centre, market town, trading hub and fishing centre. Hull is a unique city in the UK, it had owned a telephone system from 1902.

In the Second World War, the town suffered massive damage. Tourist attractions in Hull include Museum quarter, The Deep, Historic old town and other landmarks of the city. The redevelopment of this town included the opening of Hull Truck Theatre and St Stephen’s Hull. 

Major sports in Hull include Football and Superleague Rugby. Hull City Football Club and Hull F.C rugby league club is accommodated by KCOM stadium. University of Hull was discovered in the year 1927 and more than 16000 students study here.

This university is ranked among one of the best in Yorkshire and Humber region. The University of Hull is located in the leafy Newland Suburb which is in the north-west of the city. Hull would be 2017 UK City of Culture in the year 2013. It was announced in the year 2015 that the Ferens Art Gallery will host prestigious Annual art prize, in 2017 The Turner Prize.

In the year 1901, Hull had a population of 239,000. City Hall was established in the year 1909, and 1916 guildhall was built. During First World War, Hull was bombed by Zeppelins. In June 2015, one raid killed around 24 people.  

During the 20th century, the condition in Hull improved. In 1927 Ferens Art Gallery was opened. In the year 1939, New Theater was opened. Slum clearance started in the 1920’s and 1930’s. On West, North and East of the city, various new council houses were constructed.

 Few homes didn’t have the flushing toilets in the early 20th century. During the early 20th century, building council created flushing toilets. Later in the year, 1929 Hull boundaries were extended to include part of Anlaby and Sutton. During the Second World War around 5000 houses, 14 schools and 27 churches were destroyed.

From New Zealand and Australia Hull Imported wool. Wheat, petrol and wood was also imported. Hull exported coal and cotton. In Britain Hull was the most significant port and a primary fishing port as well as a passenger port.

Various industries included in Hull in the late 20th century. Oil cake, metal boxes, caravans and plastic bags was made in Hull. Retail and Tourism became significant industries in Hull in a late 20th century. In the year 1975, Prospect Shopping Centre was opened. In the year 1990 Princes Quay Shopping Centre was opened.

In the late 1930s, Hull suffered severely. Many Dockers got unemployed and men working in the Shipbuilding Industry. On the other hand, various modern industries were opened such as engineering.

Early 21st century led to the regeneration of various parts of Hull. First digital cinema in the UK named Vue Cinema was opened in the year 2007. In the year 2011 Hull Fish Market was closed. Later Hull became a city of culture. Presently Hull has a population of 256,000.

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