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"Product of HMP Hull".

“Product of HMP Hull”.

On Saturday I posted a photograph of these memorial plaques wrapped in bubble wrap [https://anticsroadshowblogspot.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/plaques-wrapped-in-bubble-wrap-paragon-interchange-hull-081114/] and here is one of them now they have been officially unveiled. One of the interesting things about them is, if you look at the bottom right hand corner of each of them, you’ll see, written in gold, “Product of HMP Hull” and, credit where credit is due, the staff and inmates have done a really good job.

To quote Station Manager David Hatfield, interviewed by BBC News, “We have over 2,000 names and 20 plaques but it started as one simple plaque but as we got the names from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission they just kept growing“.

Interestingly, the Hull Daily Mail, lists the number of names as 4,730. 4,730 Hull servicemen who left the city, mostly via what is now the Paragon Interchange, to the various theatres of World War One, never to return.