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.



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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RT @CEXHCC: Two wonderful shots here of our fabulous @Hullccnews Guildhall with a very busy Queen's Dock behind. Just look at a… https://t.co/8F0BLebvOe
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RT @kguthrieglobal: I was honoured to receive this award and look forward to continuing to strengthen links between Hull and Freetown e… https://t.co/6JJd7jT83e
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RT @smustardbhc: Great to join the Freetown Society AGM last night and discuss the deep people and organisational links between Hull… https://t.co/tLGOvYd2tl
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RT @LordAward: This evening at the Freetown Society AGM The Lord Mayor took the opportunity to present Trish Dalby with her Civic… https://t.co/dVGQRV91JQ
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