As you know if you read last week's post, Mr Anorak and I went to Hull last weekend to celebrate his birthday. You might think it's an odd place to go, but it's where he comes from. Actually it's also a fascinating old city and has been named as next year's Capital of Culture. Not without reason. You're probably going to be inflicted with several Hull posts over the next few weeks because there's lots to see there. And I spent a lot of my "tourist time" thinking about Amy at Love Made My Home and potential posts for her Five on Friday challenge.
Now you might or might not have heard of William Wilberforce, but unless you're a native of Hull (or very close to someone who is) you probably don't know that he was born there. If you don't know who he was you can find out more on my other blog. But a brief explanation is that he was England's leading anti-slavery campaigner who dedicated his life to bringing an end to the cruel trade.
Hull is very proud of him. Once you visit the city you can't avoid him.
He has his own museum (in the house where he was born).
There's a William Wilberforce pub.
They name streets after him.
If you visit Holy Trinity Church they show you the font where he was baptised.
And if you walk past Hull College you'll find him standing at the top of a very high column.
Now I'd like you to hop over to Amy blog and check out other Friday Fives. Click here.