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Yeah, that brings back lots of memories. Friday night/ Saturday morning was a must. The smell of fresh baked bread and bacon. Queuing only made the appetite keener.
Humberside was created from 1 April 1974 and lasted to 1 Apr 1996. Kingston-upon-Hull is Yorkshire and not Humberside. Note from the Editor: Many thanks for your comment. I do understand your frustration, however, unfortunately city and county lines and borders are constantly being redrawn, and researching the (...Read full memory)
Wow. I remember being unhappy living in digs and cycling up to Uni in my mini skirt. Prof Wilkinson telling me that he 'adored tall women' (he'd be sacked now) or I could have got a first! Wishing I was living in halls. Three years seeming an eternity. Why did I stick it out? What happened to (...Read full memory)
Does anyone remember this sometime in the 1950s ....? A friend who now lives in Australia remembers her grandparents owning one in Hull. Hope someone can help.
My Dad's family, the Burnetts, live in Kingston Upon Hull. Most summers in the 60s and 70s we stayed at grans for a week. Grandad worked on the Boating lake he was the one you paid your fare to; my sister and I always remember him shouting "Come in number -", whatever number your boat was. He always wore (...Read full memory)
Harry and Margaret Coupland (my Aunt) 1949/50s they had a market stall in Hull market. I remember visiting them, Harry had a large greenhouse in the garden full of tomatoes. Son, Peter and wife moved from a nissen hut into a new house - they had a market garden at Jenny Brough growing sweet peas and other flowers (...Read full memory)
We moved here in November 1949 - Mother was horrified, I thought it the most wonderful, exciting place to be. The corner room upstairs was used by the previous tenants for pigeons, racing I think. A good scrub was needed before Mum considered it clean enough to hang the washing. My brother and I (...Read full memory)