Well I Never Knew That - Guided History Walks With Barry Leonard By Michelle Dee
Photos Courtesy Gavin Hewitt
Reconnect with past through a season of guided tours around historic Hull.
Well I Never...! invites walkers to explore the Old Town in the company of Barry Leonard who is stoutly passionate about his hometown.
Beginning his working life in the early seventies, the young Barry spent four years at RP Carmichaels, where he worked alongside
Hugh Rice and John Fearnley. Like so many at that age he didn't really know what he wanted to do, until a family member pointed him in the direction of nursing, and he subsequently worked as a State Enrolled Nurse for 38 Years.
Barry's career in the caring profession brought him into contact with hundreds of people passing through the hospital doors and a spark for history grew as he listened to the patients sharing stories about their lives.
Since retiring from the NHS in 2012, Barry has been knee deep in books doing research for the guided walks.
The name came about due to Barry's wife.... repeatedly saying 'Well I never knew that'... as her industrious husband unearthed each new piece of information.
We've all seen the King Billy statue, but do we really know the pivotal story behind it? And did you know the HMS Bounty from the infamous tale of mutiny,
was made right here at the Blaydes shipyard on the river Hull in 1784?
Barry promises an entertaining and informative walk through history, from the birth of the city in the 1100s, to becoming a thriving port town right up to modern day, as he brings those half remembered facts and forgotten tales together in a theatre of history.
Combining his passion for history and love of the city Barry Leonard has become one of those folk who take guided tours, with his trusty walking stick and
a flair for storytelling, he hopes you will join him in exploring the city and learning a thing or two along the way.
Barry gratefully acknowledges the support and welcome he has had from Hull Tour Guides, Paul Schofield and Keith Daddy.
The tours commence on Fridays and Saturdays throughout July and August (except August 24).
Each walk starts at 7pm at Beverley Gate (top of Whitefriargate) and lasts 90 mins approx ending at Olde Whyte Harte pub on Silver Street.
Please book to avoid disappointment: Adult: £3.00, Child/OAP: £2.00
Contact: Mobile/Text 07944 021623 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @wellIneverwalks
Walkers are advised to wear sturdy footwear due to uneven surfaces and cobbled streets.
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