The Stathers of Spring bank

SPEAKER: Pete Lowden

Wednesday, September 14 at
11.15am. Wrecking Ball Arts Centre,

Hull in the early 19th Century was a hive of industry and invention. Reckitt, Priestman, Blundell are familiar names to the people of Hull. Yet, there were others who also served to transform Hull and make it what it is today.

The Stather family produced two bothers who were in the forefront of this revolution. John, the younger brother, began his working life as a printer and then moved into catering to the emerging middle class with a revolutionary form of interior decoration.

Thomas, the elder brother, became an engineer, striving to improve the steam engines of his day and leaving behind some of the best examples of cast iron decoration that the city still holds.

Both families lived on Spring Bank throughout three generations.

Booking Details

No booking required


Stairs only access to the first floor

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information

Contact for the day:JOHN NETHERWOOD

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