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Hessle maps

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

Hessle area books

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Hessle books
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Memories of Hessle

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The Candy Store Prestongate

Prestongate c1955, Hessle
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My grandmother ran the candy store on Prestongate for many years. Many happy memories. There was Audreys next door and Pillings TV rental on the corner.

Hessle,The Haven

The Haven c1965, Hessle
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Fishing for eels here, especially during the school holidays. Loved watching the ships built by Dunstons being side-launched into the water - huge waves! Also saw the 'Winston Churchill' being built and eventually launched after it blew over during construction.

Riding School

The Foreshore c1955, Hessle
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Mrs Hazel Homes moved the riding school from a farm (Mr and Mrs Wiles) Cottingham to Hessle. Date approx 1954. Does anyone remember? She had 2 sons Jeremy and Nigel.

Childhood Holidays

The Foreshore c1955, Hessle
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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 year, including the war years, and I can remember the light ship nearly opposite the cottage. We used to attend what was the United Methodist Church in Hessle village. I still have happy memories of these years and have walked many times along the foreshore towards Ferriby, seeing the small boats moored alongside.

Choir

The Church Interior c1965, Hessle
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Hessle church was and is an example of fine architecture with one of the finest organs in the county. I joined the church choir and attended most services, we were paid for something we enjoyed. I remember weddings paid a half crown each. The church was well set for sound, the congregation could hear every word. When the organ was undergoing restoration the front pipes were taken away, some say they were stolen. The organist at that time was Raymond Taylor, he also owned the tobacconist shop opposite the church hall. The vicar was Rev Hutton and Mr Reeveley was the verger. I was christened and married at this church, I have fond memories of it.

Sunday Afternoon

Tower Hill Gardens c1965, Hessle
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I would walk through the rose gardens after church and Sunday school.

ORDER BOY

Prestongate c1955, Hessle
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I was order boy for quite a few proprietors, one being Mallorys in Prestongate. This photo is slightly earlier.

The Haven

The Haven c1965, Hessle
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I spent many happy hours down at the Haven, fishing and playing in general. I also collected coke from the gas house round the corner down what was then the weigh bridge, dodging the steam from the locomotives.

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