Friday, September 9 at 10am, Wrecking Ball Arts Centre, Whitefriargate
Renamed Kingston-upon-Hull in 1299, Hull has been a market town, military supply port, trading hub, fishing and whaling centre and diverse industrial innovator. Throughout this history, Hullensians have built businesses that solved problems and this talk will explore this entrepreneurial heritage.
There has been enduring success. Reckitts responded to a need for hygiene in the home with a string of global brands. Smith & Nephew transformed dressings for the First World War battlefields laying the foundations of a world class wound management industry. Fenners defined the conveyor belt; G.E.Smith have defined the paper industry and Arco health and safety at work.
Hull has diverse industrial roots, an innovative heritage and, a bright future –always solving problems.
No booking required
Please note that access to the first floor is by stairs only
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.
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