About the Project
Hull Fair has a long history and is as popular today as ever. The Hull Fair project aims to involve residents of Hull and the community of travelling showmen in building a community history web site which explores the recent history of Hull Fair from a personal perspective. It also aims to conserve and enhance Hullís diverse culture and encourage the local community to identify, look after and celebrate its unique heritage.
We wish to collect preserve, digitise and make widely available material relating to the heritage and history of Hull Fair through a format which is both user friendly and encourages greater access of the fairground and Humberside communities to their heritage and history.
The main elements of the project are:
1. Oral reminiscence;
2. Collecting of original archival material, digitisation of photographic and archival material;
3. Creation of an online resource for the duration of the project and beyond;
4. The formation of an archive in DVD form and hard copy to increase access to the culture and heritage of Kingston upon Hull.
The project was completed in October 2005.
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) enables communities to celebrate, look after and learn more about our diverse heritage. From our great museums and historic buildings to local parks and beauty spots or recording and celebrating traditions, customs and history, HLF grants open up our nations heritage for everyone to enjoy. HLF has supported more than 12,000 projects, allocating over £2 billion across the UK.