A Bridge In Time

For anyone unfamiliar with the city’s past, the name of this area (Monument Bridge) may sound a little odd and ill-fitting.  One look at the archive image of 1910 however, and all becomes clear!  It was once the site of the Wilberforce Monument, the memorial to William Wilberforce MP (24th August 1759-29th July 1833), known for leading the movement to abolish the slave trade.  This rather striking column is now a feature in front of Hull College at the far end of Queen’s Gardens.