The Future of Hull Remembers and The Hull People's Memorial

Ancient window of Hull Trinity House CharityWe are asked the same question almost every day, "How long are you here for?" The honest answer is that we simply do not have a clue! We are where we are in Whitefriargate thanks entirely to the generosity of The Brethren of Hull Trinity House Charity with who we have a very special agreement allowing us to occupy one of their properties for as long as it is not required for business use.

We really need to point out that we established The Hull People's Memorial simply(?) to raise the cash needed to raise The Hull People's Memorial. We never intended becoming a museum, a research centre, an educational resource or anything else of the kind. It is YOU who have made us that by asking for more and more each time you visit, by donating memorabilia to our displays (which were only envisaged as a few sheets of paper on a display board) and it was your curiosity which lead us into building two air-raid shelters and an officers' dugout, a trench and a section of no man's land (complete with some s (which were only envisaged as a few sheets of paper on a display board) and it was your curiosity which lead us into building two air-raid shelters and an officers' dugout, a trench and a section of no man's land (complete with some very tame rats)!

Husband and wife team Alan and Chris Brigham, the Chair and Treasurer of Hull Remembers, will be aiming to stand down from their roles at the controls of the People's Memorial project soon after the memorial is built. Christine's workload in particular is exceptionally heavy as she not only has to look after the finances, shop and volunteers; she also has to look after Alan who is only capable of achieving a fraction of what he used to to due to his disabilities and constant pain (although he masks it all very well with a smile and regular nerve-blocking injections). Chris even has to dress him, control his medication and care for all of his needs. Having not had a holiday or even a day off, for the last five years, once the memorial is built it is time for both to 'get a life', as they say.

So what happens next? Answers on a postcard please to the usual address.

We are seriously on the lookout for someone to take over the reigns of the Hull People's Memorial Exhibition Centre one the Hull People's Memorial project has run its course. We do not simply want to close the doors and say "that's it" as so many local folk and visitors from all over the world have given us so much praise, making it absolutely clear that, in their words, "... this is just what Hull has needed for years."

If you feel that you would like to take over the reigns and move the Exhibition Centre forward from where it is today, please contact us at The Hull People's Memorial in Whitefriargate.

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