Category: Early Hull

With the River Hull offering a harbour for the import and export of goods and the Humber estuary being connected to other major rivers the town of Wyke upon Hull became established and thrived. In 1279 under the reign of Edward the first (Edward Longshanks of the house of Plantagenet) the city was granted the right to hold markets and a fair. (A fair was like a market but was held only once a year and lasted for several days). People would come from all over Northeast England to buy and sell at one. That fair continues to thrive once a year (with the exception of 2020’s lockdown) and is known as Hull fair, which stakes a claim as the oldest travelling fair.