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Heroes, Villains and Victims
of Hull and the East Riding

Stuart Russell

Heroes, Villains, and Victims is a collection of stories about ordinary people of Hull and the East Riding who found themselves in extraordinary situations. For the most part they are people that history has forgotten, but each, in their own way, contributed to the colourful past of the Humber region. Some were bad, true villains who killed or harmed their fellows and paid the ultimate price, others were benefactors who left their mark on society, and many were innocent victims who remind us that the ‘good old days’ were not always so.

Read how a pioneering local plumber successfully opposed three eminent engineers to provide a clean and fresh water supply to Hull, eliminating deadly cholera from the streets. Find out how a ‘cowboy from Yorkshire’ helped to change the American Wild West forever, and discover how a farmer’s wife’s desire to gain a souvenir earned her an MBE and praise from Sir Winston Churchill. Stories from bravery at sea, to the innocent casualties of war, to the repressed victims of their religious beliefs all feature in a book that will appeal to anyone with an interest in the area’s heritage.




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