Hessle, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Hessle and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Photo Books on Hessle

Browse 3 photo books on Hessle and the surrounding area.

Childhood Holidays

My grandparents lived in a cottage fronting the River Humber where the Humber Bridge is now. My grandfather worked in the whitening mill near what was then called LITTLE SWITZERLAND. It is now, I believe, a country park. Their name was DIXON and they were my late mother's parents. We used to spend our holidays there every ...Read full memory

A memory of Hessle by John Holt

My Childhood To Adulthood

I was born at Hesslewood Nursing Home in 1939 and lived in Kingston Avenue. The schools I went to were the infants school in Swinegate, Hessle County Secondary School on Boothferry Road and Tranby High School on Heads Lane which is or was a very old converted mansion and I think it was once owned by a gentleman who ...Read full memory

A memory of Hessle by Terry Hood

Holidays

We used to go to Hull to visit relatives. My mam and dad had friends who used to have a shop on the front in Hessle. I went to Little Switzerland as it was called. One year we went there and a man had a barbeque, he put chickens on it, I think he kept them. I spent happy days watching the boats go by too. My mam's friend's names was ...Read full memory

A memory of Hessle by Eira Waite