At Christmas 2009, Hull was also struck by some extremely bad weather such as frost, snow and ice causing severe inconvenience. The children enjoyed building snowmen and having snowball fights however many travel plans were cancelled and many people could not see their family at christmas time.
The Humber Bridge is the fifth largest single-span suspension bridge in the world, near Kingston upon Hull in England . It spans the Humber between Barton-upon-Humber on the south bank and Hessle on the north bank, connecting the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire . The bridge carries an average of 120,000 vehicles per week, which pay a toll of £2.70 each way for cars (higher for commercial vehicles).
The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world. It is located in Hull, East Yorkshire. This award-winning visitor attraction is home to over 3,500 fish including spectacular sharks and rays – making it the perfect family day out. The dramatic building which overlooks the Humber estuary was designed by Sir Terry Farrell and is only a few minutes walk from Hull Marina and the museums quarter. The Deep is operated as a charity dedicated to increasing enjoyment and understanding of the world's oceans.
The Kingston Communications stadium: Hull City A.F.C
William Wilberforce was born on the 24th August 1759 and died on the 29th July 1833. He was a British politician , and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade . A native of Kingston upon Hull , Yorkshire , he began his political career in 1780 and became the independent Member of Parliament for Yorkshire in 1784 until 1812. Hull is proud to be the home of William Wilberforce and the abolishment of slavery is celebrated every year in the gardens of Hull which is commonly known as the freedom festival.
Another important part of history is that the first ever woman pilot was from Hull. She was called Amy Johnson.