Friday, 30 July 2010

Marvell of Hull

Andrew Marvell, MP and poet, is here positioned in front of his old school in Trinity Square. The building is now the Hands on History Museum which had we but world enough, and time, is still not worth the effort of going round.
 In 1921 Hull celebrated the tercentenary of Andrew Marvell's birth with city-wide events; I wonder if they went to the same lengths as today's motley crew with the Larkinalia. Were the streets filled with gaudily painted coy mistresses? Sadly my information on this is lacking.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely old building and an appropriate background for the statue.

    Wish I could say something intelligent about the rest of your commentary, but seeing as I'm halfway around the world and don't know anything about this…