Right, I'm going to split yesterdays pics of Hull into two groups as there are rather a lot of them and I don't want to be sitting here all day. I went across the river (free on the bus), because there was mention of the Freedom Festival this weekend on BBC Radio Humberside. Worth a look to see what it was all about. The place was packed with people. I don't like going into towns on a Saturday, far too busy for me being a country bumpkin type. Never mind, as I said, worth a look.
The pics here are of Holy Trinity Church. This appears in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest parish church in England. It has been here for over 700 years, and is truly magnificent. The present building is the third church on this site. It was founded in 1285 with the last of the building work consecrated in 1425. During the Civil War a wall was built across the transepts and the army stabled their horses in the east end.
The city has strong links with William Wilberforce MP, a pioneer for the abolition of the slave trade. He was babtised in Holy Trinity's medieval font.
Luckily today the tower was open for visitors, so I paid my £2 and climbed the narrow spiral stone staircase to the top. Here are some of the views across the city.
I have included this short video of the bells being rung, found on yootoob. I love the sound of church bells.
On the next level up is the mechanism for the hourly clock chimes.