Hull – City of Culture

October 3, 2013 No Comments

Kingston upon Hull often referred to as Hull, is a city in the county of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is found on the River Hull at its junction to the Humber Estuary.

With a population of 256,100 (estimated in 2011).

History suggests Hull was first mentioned in 1193 and was named Wyke on Hull. In 1299 King Edward 1st renamed the city Kings Town Upon Hull and has served as a military supply port, a trading hub, a market town, fishing and whaling centre and an industrial town.

A famous name from Hull is William Wilberforce who played a major role in abolishing slave trade in Britain.

A uniqueness of the city is the telephone system, operated by KCOM sporting a cream telephone box not red, unlike the rest of the UK.

There are many tourist attractions in Hull including the Historic Old Town and Museum Quarter, The Deep and Hull Marina. One of Hulls main thoroughfares, Ferensway has had a major redevelopment which included the opening of St Stephens Centre and Hull Truck Theatre.

The City also boasts a Premier League Football Club and two Super League Rugby Clubs. Hull is also home to the Elite Ice Hockey League, Hull Stingrays.

Hull also has a proud boxing club St Pauls Boxing Club, home to boxing Olympic Gold Medalist Luke Campbell.

The KC Stadium is home to the Hull City football club and Hull FC rugby Club. Craven Park is home to rugby club Hull Kingston Rovers.

In June 2013, it was announced that Hull had made it to the short list of places vying for UK City of Culture 2017, along with Dundee, Leicester and Swansea Bay.

Figures from Credit Action show that there was  7,824 new debt problems reported every working day during the year ending March 2013.

Humber Debt Solutions are committed to helping people in Hull cope with their debts, and the company offers a number of solutions tailored to each individual’s circumstances.

If you are struggling with debt, then debt consolidation through a Debt Management Plan or an IVA could be the answer.

To find out more, contact one of our friendly advisors today