HULL

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

WIL­LIAM Wil­ber­force is head­ing back to the city of his birth next year – in por­trait form, at least.

With 2019 mark­ing the 260th an­niver­sary of his birth in Hull, the anti-slav­ery cam­paigner’s por­trait will be on dis­play in the city’s Ferens Art Gallery, as part of a new Na­tional Por­trait Gallery ini­tia­tive to send im­por­tant works to places as­so­ci­ated with their sub­jects.

Vis­i­tors can also fol­low the Wil­ber­force Way, a 60-mile walk­ing route from Hull to York, which also passes through Bev­er­ley and the vil­lage of Pock­ling­ton where he went to school. www.vis­ithull.org

PHOTO: REDIT -®VISITBRITAIN/LEE BEEL

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