Black servicemen based in Filey form part of new display

The exhibition's poster.
The exhibition's poster.

The roles of black servicemen who were based in Filey and other sites during the Second World War are explored in a new exhibition.

The Our Histories Revealed, African Stories in Hull and East Yorkshire exhibition is on show at the Treasure House in Beverley.

It is part of the Africans in Yorkshire project – the aim of which is to reveal and record histories which have often been overlooked and make them accessible to the public.

For the last two years, through historical research, family stories and oral testimonies, the hard-working project team have explored and brought to life black history in the area.

The exhibition contains photographs, stories, and archive documents.

Project lead, Gifty Burrows, said: “The stories that are shared in this project challenge the misconceptions that black presence has a brief history in the makeup of Britain and is a gateway to an honest view of history that includes all people – a history for all.”

Visit africansinyorkshireproject.com for more information about the Africans in Yorkshire project.