What People are Saying
Cheryl Ribbitt of Hull City Council has said, "The City Council are very excited about this project and are very grateful for Vanessa's work in putting the bid together for the Lottery funding. We are also happy to provide all the assistance she may need and hope that the people of Hull will come forward with their memories of the Fair over the years."
Dr Toulmin explained, "Hull Fair has always been a highlight of the national fairground calendar. It's one of Europe's largest travelling funfairs and has a history stretching back to 1293AD. Now we aim to capture some of its more recent history for posterity. So everyone with memories of the fair, whether from the recent or the distant past, will be welcome to share them when we start our reminiscence workshops in Hull this December."
Ray Taylor, Heritage Lottery Fund Regional Manager for Yorkshire and Humber, said, "Hull Fair is an integral part of the city's heritage and this grant will really make its more recent history come to life. We're particularly pleased to have awarded this grant, as currently the people of Hull are missing out on their fair share of lottery money due to low levels of applications. There's a common misconception that HLF only funds big museums, historic buildings or parks, but heritage can also include people's traditions, culture, memories. We want everyone to enjoy their heritage and look forward to welcoming more applications for funding from Hull."