A new Hull Blitz Trail has been launched as part of the City of Culture celebrations

Charlotte Tomlinson, a PGR student in the School of History has launched The Hull Blitz Trail, a new heritage walking trail in Hull which explores local stories of the Second World War in the city.

The trail launched last Tuesday, 20th June, 77 years to the day after the first bomb dropped on Hull. Charlotte spoke about her motivation for designing the trail, which was designed and undertaken completely independently, funded through the Leeds for Life Foundation.

"The city of Hull suffered extensive damage during the Second World War, second only to London, and after living in the city and studying it within my degree I wanted to make a contribution to heritage in Yorkshire by telling some of the stories of the Hull Blitz. In the project I worked with the Visit Hull and East Yorkshire tourist board, the Hull History Centre archive, as well as local schools and community groups. So far the project has been a great success: in the first week alone more than 3,000 trails were distributed across the city and I've had more than 30,000 views online."

To find out more about the project and to download your copy, please follow the links below: