The Stather Brothers of Spring Bank – by Peter Lowden

Hull in the early 19th century was a hive of industry and invention. Reck who also served to transform Hull and make it what it is today.

The Stather family produced two brothers who were in the forefront of this revolution. John, the younger brother, began his working life as a printer and then moved into catering to the emerging middle class with a revolutionary form of interior decoration.

Thomas, the elder brother, became an engineer, striving to improve the steam engines of his day and leaving behind some of the best examples of cast iron decoration that the city still holds.

Both families lived on Spring Bank throughout three generations.

„ When and where: Wednesday,
September 13, 11.15am at Wrecking Ball
Arts Centre, 15 Whitefriargate