John Good commemorates Finnish movement

With our heritage stretching back to 1833 and with strong ties to Finland, John Good played an important role in the migration of Finnish people to North America between the late 19th and early 20th century due to Hull being a gateway to the west for many Europeans.

On 13th May an exhibition was held at Hull History Centre (which will last until the 7th June before moving around the country before heading to America), and a plaque was unveiled at the company’s former offices to commemorate 100 years since the end of the movement. With around 300,000 emigrants looking to start a new life or seek working opportunities between 1891 and 1924, John Good assisted the Finland Steamship Company as their agent based at Maritime Buildings at Alfred Gelder Street in Hull.

John Good (pictured second from the right), was at the unveiling representing the company and is the Honorary Finnish Consul.

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May 19, 2014