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People's Gallery on display at Hull's Streetlife Museum
12th November 2013

They form part of The People's Gallery pop-up exhibition, which attracted about 12,000 visitors over four days in September when it opened in an empty shop unit in White- friargate to coincide with the national Heritage Open Day programme.

Earlier this month, 22 display panels from the exhibition were created and installed by InterTech in the Trinity Indoor Market in Hull's Old Town.

LOOKING BACK: The Mail's photographic archives on display in the Streetlife Museum, in High Street, to form part of The People's Gallery pop-up exhibition. Picture: Jerome Ellerby

Now, the rest have been unveiled in the Streetlife Museum in High Street. They will be on display in a temporary exhibition space at the museum until the new year.

Museum curator Robin Diaper said: "We are extremely pleased to be able to display some of these fascinating panels at Streetlife Museum.

"Having seen them in Whitefriargate, we know how popular they are and how many memories they bring back for people."

The images have proved a hit with shoppers and traders in Trinity Indoor Market.

Steve Mathie, who runs a record stall in the market, has been trading there for almost 20 years.

He said: "The response has been great.

"I've had a lot of people stopping to ask me questions about the photographs or to point out friends and relatives.

"The market is always changing, because people's shopping habits change.

"This is certainly something different and it is bringing more people in, which can only be a good thing."

Like the display at the Streetlife Museum, the exhibition in the market will run until the New Year.

Mail reporter Angus Young, who came up with the idea of The People's Gallery, said: "One of the ideas of making it a pop-up exhibition was to move it to other venues.

"The Indoor Market and the Streetlife Museum are both very different places but will hopefully provide people with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the images and see some familiar faces and places from the not-so-distant past.

"A lot of people who came to the exhibition in Whitefriargate asked if it could open for longer.

"Being able to have the images in the market and at the museum until the new year is great."

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