September 12th

On 12th September 1843, a Grand Gala was held at Hull Zoological Gardens, with performances by trained animals, an archery competition, and ‘feats of jugglery’.

On 12th September 1911, 12 schoolboys from St Mary’s Catholic School, Hull, began apparently the first school strike in what became a national movement, following widespread strikes in the docks and other industries.



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