Hull People’s Memorial location being discussed

Published: Tuesday 31st March 2015 by KCFM

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Organisers say they are considering alternative locations for the proposed Hull People’s Memorial.

The Memorial would commemorate the sacrifices made by local people who survived the horrors of the Blitz.

Hull was the worst hit city anywhere in the UK during World War 2.

Memorial Chairman Alan Brigham says Victoria Square remains the first choice, but there are other potential venues:

“The one that jumps to the front all the time is the picture of the prudential tower with the smoke behind it, with fireman and hoses laid out in the square and ladders going up the side of the City Hall. So that’s one of the reasons why we chose that site.

“It’s still not definite that we have to go elsewhere. One of the places I really like the idea of is the Trinity Square, there’s going to be some redevelopment work going on there, and another alternative of course would be Queens Gardens.”

Alan says the damage Hull suffered in the war still doesn’t get the recognition it deserves:

“It was good for the morale of the nation that the nation didn’t discover how badly devastated Hull was; And the story about what happened to Hull didn’t come together until well after all the major history books had been written.”

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Published: Tuesday 31st March 2015 by KCFM

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