150 years ago, one of the first wildlife protection laws in the world was passed, and one of those to whom the ‘whole credit’ was due was Rev. Henry Barnes-Lawrence, the parish priest at Bridlington Priory.
A resource booklet is available with further information about Barnes-Lawrence and the 1869 Sea Birds Preservation Act. This was made possible with material held by Hull University Archives at the Hull History Centre, and the East Riding Local Studies Library.
Please click here to download the booklet in PDF format (file size: 7.2 MB).