Strengthening Links Between Hull and Freetown
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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.


Upcoming events

october, 2019

19oct - 27oct 191:00 amoct 27Hull Teachers Connecting Classrooms Visit to FreetownHull Teachers Connecting Classrooms

20oct - 27oct 201:00 amoct 27Hull Freetown WeekA week of celebration!

20oct2:00 pmHull Freetown 40th Anniversary Service

21oct - 25oct 218:00 amoct 25Hull Freetown Partnership Assemblies

23oct6:30 pm- 8:00 pmFreetown Society Open Evening

24oct4:30 pm- 5:30 pmLecture by Dr Suzanne Schwarz

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RT @SLAS_Autism: For Common wealth points of light award received by Mrs. Mary Penn: SLAS would like to thank @smustardbhchttps://t.co/CWLITY4H99
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RT @smustardbhc: Just met the inspirational Mary Penn Sierra Leone Autistic Society fighting stigma against Autism and providing ess… https://t.co/6wEQiOVJ6e
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RT @yakisawyerr: Was a real pleasure to meet @smustardbhc and @KobiBentley and personally welcome them to Freetown! Excited at the p… https://t.co/yZh73lCxyi
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RT @smustardbhc: Fascinating meeting the Mayor of Freetown and her team to hear about their 11 point plan for the city keen to conti… https://t.co/te5udbnlNS
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