The Freetown Society

The Freetown Society was formed in 1981 after the cities of Hull, UK and Freetown, capital city of Sierra Leone formed a civic partnership in 1979. The Freetown Society is a UK registered charity and it has a sister society, The Hull Society, in Freetown itself. Through these societies members develop a range of projects, partnerships and activities which keep our partnership active and vibrant.

Why Hull, why Freetown?

The two cities share a strong common bond in their links with William Wilberforce (1759 – 1833). The Hull-born member of parliament for Hull was a leading light in the slavery abolition movement. Freetown was established in 1787 as ’The Province of freedom’ a British colony for the re-settlement of freed slaves. After a troubled start the settlement grew, as the slavery reform movement gained strength, with further freed slaves building the colony. A large suburb of Freetown, on one of the city’s highest peaks, is named after Wilberforce.

The work of Wilberforce in promoting freedom is the foundation of Freetown Society’s aims , and the Society is proud to play a role in developing civic, cultural and economic partnerships between our two great cities.

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AGM @ Hull's Guildhall @ 6:30pm next Tuesday 4th July. All welcome!
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... to look forward as we ask 'What next?' For our twinning with Freetown. We welcome any exciting ideas that benefit both fantastic cities!
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Our AGM takes places next Tuesday 4th July 6:30pm at Hull's Guildhall. Join us for a celebration of a successful year and also (1/2)
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RT @almuminin2006: British Council Sierra Leone with pupils from the International Pupils Council celebrated DAC 2017 @BritishCouncilhttps://t.co/ngAzOSklb7
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Difficult but important questions with answers that will influence their futures. https://t.co/MweoHdPAla
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Latest News

Rotary Club Grand Charity Concert

The Freetown Mix are always guaranteed to bring flavours of Sierra Leone to Hull and so we promote this fantastic

March 7th Freetown Society Open Evening!

Come, join us on Tuesday 7th March for a fabulous OPEN EVENING Endsleigh, Holy Child Academy Inglemire Ave, Hull  HU6

Hull Freetown One Family charity download.

Cecil Jones, a proactive member of the Freetown Society, is also a brilliant musician. His group, Freetown Mix, have offered

Operation Freetown: A Grand Charity Concert

Humberside Martime's  group of Rotary Clubs have an aim to greatly improve hospitals in Sierra Leone. This is a goal