Strengthening Links Between Hull and Freetown

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.

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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For further detail on how the recent Just Giving donations have been spent, please read this report on our website…
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RT @kbhindson: @FreetownSociety Just Giving Fund provided face masks for biker riders, distributed by Hull Society to Wellington B…
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RT @kbhindson: @FreetownSociety Just Giving fund provided face masks and bags of rice which were distributed by the Hull Society t…
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RT @JNWebbUK: No. 15: Stormy Leone. Freetown, Sierra Leone. May, 2017. Two boys soak up the rain in the peaks above Freetown.…
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