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Discussion in 'Hull City' started by originallambrettaman, Feb 10, 2014.
As long as its not a current cemetery then bring it on. Old cemeteries are historical in a bizarre way. The catacombs in Paris are a tourist trip.
Just miffed its sold out.
I wonder if Old Mother Riley will pop up for a final gig.
A bit off topic but never mind, talking about graveyards and unearthing bones, I was an apprentice when the College of Commerce was being built, now known as the Wilberforce Block at Hull College I believe. And when the JCB was digging up the ground in preparation for putting in a car park bones were uncovered, human bones that is. Building stopped and the police were brought in along with the clergy.
The story goes that the bones were the remains of highwaymen, criminals and the such who were hanged in the vicinity of where the Wilberforce Monument is today and the bones that where found, and consequently dug up, were in what was the graveyard. Is the story true? No idea but all this happened back in the mid 1960's.
I don't know if that's true, but it used to be the case that the dead were buried outside the City walls, and the walls at one time roughly followed the line of the road in front of the college, so it could be something to do with that.
The College was extended in 1967, onto a site that was previously a Carthusian monastery, so it may well have been their graveyard.
I thought the Carthusian monastery was Charterhouse?
From memory he/she was in Preston road, so would have to do a bit of ghostly flight across the city.
It is, i don't know the site at all, I just took the info from a history of Hull College - The main bulk of courses operated by Hull College in Hull, are run in the college's Tower Block building. With eight floors, the building was built in the 1950s and is an example of brutalist architecture. In 1967, the College took over the former Carthusian monastery, Hull Charterhouse, converting part of the building into an annex of the college.
I think the bit about the conversion, relates to buildings near charterhouse rather than the main site.
The old North Bridge was south of where it is now; and George Street didn't exist. So it was likely that the College of Commerce site was part of the grounds of Charterhouse and was separated by the laying out of George Street.
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Analysis of human remains buried in the old monastery, at a site behind where the Argos on High Street now stands, revealed the earliest evidence of syphilis ever identified in the UK. It pre-dates the original earliest recorded incidence of the disease which was always thought to have been brought back from the New World by Columbus in 1492. Another example of Hull being at the cutting edge of exploration and healthcare.
And shagging, obvs.
Great!! Leicester gets Richard III's remains and we get syphilis!!
(that's clap clap clap btw)
As someone said earlier we got Old Mother Riley
We've had Crap Towns now I suppose this is all we're gonorrhoea!!
It does put a different perspective on being the City of Culture. We know what we agar.