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A Putty-Mill
A Putty-Mill at Hull Works

© Local History Unit Hull College
Hull's colourful history

The connection between Hull and paint might not be immediately obvious. Most people associate the city with its famous port and fishing trade rather than the less well-known oil seed crushing business, which has in fact played a far more important role in the city’s development.

And, thanks to Hull’s oil seed crushing industry, the city has a colourful history in the production of paint. Through the local firm, Blundell’s, this article examines the perils and pitfalls facing the individuals involved in this business. More...

Words: Christopher Ketchell

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