Eight miles south of Hornsea, Aldbrough is a more genteel resort about a mile inland - although coastal erosion shortens this distance each year. Inside the church of St Bartholomew (built 1377) is the tomb of Sir John de Melsa, who was governor of York from 1292 to 1296. He was also a renowned warrior. His helmet, now in the Tower of London, was used as a coal-scuttle before restoration.
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
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
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
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