US Ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson visits Hull Minster

US Ambassador visits Hull

US Ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, has visited the city today to learn more about Hull and the impacts UK City of Culture has had.

The Ambassador toured the city centre including Queen Victoria Square and Whitefriargate, stopped to speak with traders at Trinity Market and visited Hull Minster and Trinity House before meeting the Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Steve Wilson and Deputy Chief Executive, Trish Dalby.

US Ambassador, Woody Johnson, touring the city

Following his tour the Ambassador said:

“I’ve very much enjoyed visiting the city, and everyone I’ve spoken to loves living here. Everyone loves Hull.

“So many local businesses are doing well – long may it continue!”

In the Lord Mayor’s Parlour the Ambassador learnt more about Hull’s year as UK City of Culture and the impact it has had on Hull and the city’s residents.

US Ambassador (third from left) meets the Deputy Lord Mayor and Deputy Chief Executive

Deputy Chief Executive, Trish Dalby said:

“It was great to hear that the Ambassador was blown away by our beautiful city and recognised the significant impact that UK City of Culture has had, and how that was only the start of a trans-formative journey.”


Owner Katey Headley in her bridal boutique, Ghost Orchid Bride, which has just opened in Hull’s Fruit Market waterfront district.