Maurice Gosschalk

 

Attended Hymers College:

What makes this nominee inspiring?

Maurice Victor Gosschalk - born on 14th March 1877 and founder of Gosschalks. He arrived with “eyes of blue” into the arms of a family of Jewish immigrants who had settled in Hull and were owners of wool merchants and importers Messrs Dumoulin & Gosschalk. Maurice studied at Hymers College - he is still featured on the College’s honours board to this day - and then at Cambridge University. He then went into the law.