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I remember going there on many occasions in the late 50’s and early 60’s. Catching the bus from Hessle Road (we lived in Bean Street) and this was a great day out for kids “in the country” The method we used of getting to the quarry was to go under a low, dingy and usually muddy tunnel/bridge actually under the railway line. (...Read full memory)

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.

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.

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.

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 (...Read full memory)

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)

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 (...Read full memory)

I walked and played down here. My aunty and uncle owned one of the house boats nearby and my father worked at Marshalls quarry/mill for a while. The area has changed a lot ,mostly to car parking. We rode our bikes round Little Swits and often visited Humberfield quarry to watch the train come out of the tunnel. There isn't much left of any of it now.

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.

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