Monday, 5 May 2014

Update - 5th May 2014

We have three events in the near future. Dr Carolyn Conroy, a Fund trustee, will be giving a talk entitled: ‘Homage to the Emancipator’: Hull and the William Wilberforce Monument at Hull College on Monday 12th May. There will also be an additional talk by the assistant curator of Wilberforce House on Thursday 15th May entitled ‘The Man Behind the Campaign’. All are welcome, however if you are an outside guest please email me first so that we can anticipate your attendance.

On Saturday 31st May, some supporters of the Fund are walking the Wilberforce Trail around the Old Town, and then Stages 1 and 2 of the Wilberforce Way from the Monument to Beverley Minster to raise funds for the campaign.

Anyone wanting to help to raise funds can join us. You can:

  • Complete the Wilberforce Trail - 1.6 miles  (1 hr)
  • Continue to Stage 1 of the Wilberforce Way (to Dunswell) - 8.4 miles (3.5 hrs)
  • Do the full walk 12.4 miles (5 hrs) by continuing to Stage 2 (from Dunswell to Beverley Minster)

The start time will be 9.30 am at the Monument in Wilberforce Drive, Hull.

The route of the walk follows the Wilberforce Trail around the Old Town. The Wilberforce Way starts at the Monument, follows the Trans-Pennine Trail towards Stoneferry Road, the River Hull up to Dunswell, crossing Beverley Pastures before eventually reaching Beverley Minster via Hull Road, Beckside and Flemingate.

A detailed route guide is being prepared and anyone interested in joining us please contact for further details.

We would ask that anyone joining us commits to raising a minimum of £25 for the Monument Fund.