I was born in Aldbrough in 1947.
We lived in a wooden chalet on the cliff top.
I remember running to meet my father (Les Blondell) coming home on the bus from his work in Hull . He worked at Rhubens curtain shop on the corner of Ferensway and Anlaby Road.
There was a farm behind the chalets. My Grandparents (Blondell) also had a chalet there but I think that maybe theirs was just used in the ...see more
My family had a caravan in the field behind Johnsons Farm, opposite the corrugated iron clad cafe in the picture. At one end of the cafe were amusement machines such as; Jennings indian head, one armed bandits and other mechanical amusements. Our caravan, originally a tourer but then a static, was made by a small company called Quorn. I have photographs of it. My father, says that he remembers when, as a ...see more
HI. Nice to see the photo and comment . I was born in 1945 ,half a mile inland at the crescent, an half circle of 15 brick bungalows. probably built in the mid 1930's.
I worked on the Farm mentioned it was called Mount pleasant owned by Mr G Caley. previously owned by Mr A Burnip a hull butcher. The cafe was owned by Mr & Mrs L Johnson. Who also lived in the Crescent. they lived next door to Mr L Johnson's ...see more
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