Cottingham Civic Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This small collection contains one file of papers relating to the Cottingham Civic Society, in particular their opposition to the University of Hull selling land at Thwaite Hall gardens for redevelopment and their interest in gaining better public transport links for Cottingham. The file contains predominantly Civic Society minutes and agendas.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Cottingham Civic Society was formed in 1986 in response to the plans of the University of Hull to sell land near Thwaite Hall for redevelopment. The Society is still active today and aims to protect buildings and other features in Cottingham of historical or public interest, to educate the public in the geography and history of Cottingham and to ensure high standards of building planning.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

The file formed part of the papers transferred to the archives in the 1990s and 2000s by David Pennie, former member of staff in the University Library. These papers included library files and also files relating to local politics and organisations. The non-Library files were separated and separately accessioned in 2013

Related Material

The East Yorkshire Action Group (EYAG) [U DEY]

Beverley Minster 'Open Space' Campaign [U DBE]

Other repositories:

East Riding Archives, Cottingham Local History Society Records [DDX236]

East Riding Archives, Cottingham Darby and Joan Building Trust Records [DDX261]

East Riding Archives, Cottingham Planning Appeal Papers, 1990-1991 [DDX560]