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Hull Holy Trinity Church exhumation reveals 'city's history'

Archaeologists exhuming hundreds of bodies in Hull in preparation for regeneration works have discovered historic artefacts - including the trappings of the 17th century beauty industry.

Humber Archaeology Partnership have been moving 430 remains from Holy Trinity Church's burial ground to its crypt ahead of the works.

Among the finds so far are clay pipes, a nit comb and a wig curler from the 17th century. Pieces of prehistoric pots and jugs from across Europe have also been uncovered.

They are also excavating 18th century walls on King Street before a fountain is built there.

  • 13 Jul 2016