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Old May 17th, 2011, 09:39 AM   #1
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Hull Domesday 1986

Some great stuff from 25 years ago

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday (type in Hull)
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Old May 17th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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People in Hull have many
expressions which seem to be peculiar
to the city and its environs. A
man's wife is often referred to by him
as "Our lass". Members of a family
are usually "our ---".
When a local person is lost for
words and cannot name an item, it is
referred to not as a "whatsit" or a
"thingumajig" but as a "you-know" with
the emphasis placed on the first word.
In Hull, access to the rear of a
property is via a "tenfoot" - not a
"backstreet".
Children are invariably referred
to as "the bains" (not "bairns").
Hull citizens of all social
classes frequently use the term "I
aren't" rather than "I'm not".
I always remember from a very young age hearing my great-gran saying things like "Oh will you pass me the you-know, please?"
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Old May 17th, 2011, 02:26 PM   #3
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have a great book on dialects of Britain which has large section on Hull & ERY very interesting....

found this on the Doomsday site - don't remember them asking these questions but...

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IMPRESSIONS OF HULL
Some 15 year olds were asked what they
thought of Hull as a place to live.
The main answer given by the girls was
"boring", mainly because there was
"nothing to do at night". They do say
that there are discos but these are
for those over 18 and the one run for
15 to 17 year olds is often very
rough.
The shopping centre was said to be
quite good but most thought other
cities had more to offer.
The boys were less interested in the
shops and more into sport. They
pointed out that Hull has two of the
best Rugby League teams in Britain,
Hull Kingston Rovers and Hull FC. The
area also has hundreds of amateur and
youth teams.
All the girls and boys agreed that
Hull is not the place for a holiday.
little really changes does it!
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Old May 17th, 2011, 02:32 PM   #4
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forgot this opened this year...

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WOODFORD SPORTS CENTRE,HULL
Will be the first purpose built
sports centre in Hull when finished.
The centre is being built out of the
money raised by the City Council's
lottery.They intend the facility to
cater for people of all ages and to
allow people to participate in a wide
range of activities.
The large multisports hall :
badminton, gymnastics, football,
cricket, table tennis, trampoline,
body building, etc.
The indoor swimming pool will be like
an island in the Pacific Ocean(palm
trees, artificial sand, waves).
This will be a fun pool for all the
family and not a racing pool like
Hull's others.
There will also be facilities for
sunbeds, squash, bars and much more.
The sports centre will be a non profit
making enterprise for the ratepayers.
we thought it was fantastic when it opened!
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Old May 17th, 2011, 02:40 PM   #5
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Probably the most depressing article on the website - 25 years and NOTHING HAS CHANGED (it may have even got worse!)

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Many residents of the inner-area wards
of Hull are victims of the wider
economic and social malaise.Lack of
job opportunities and a marked
deterioration of the physical
environment are contributary factors
to many of the problems which beset
our society today. Working in Social
Priority Schools we see every day the
effects of marital breakdown,one
parent families, neglect, lack of
discipline, and the general trauma of
trying to keep a family together on
limited resources.Side effects such as
alcohol,solvent abuse,vandalism and
petty crime are increasing. Efforts
are being made to provide constructive
assistance through slum clearance
programmes,improving older housing
areas,building community centres,and
utilising wasteland for recreation.
Many voluntary organisations assist.
Thanks Wagg - didnt feel depressed do now!

(this is a great website and great trip down memory lane)
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Old May 17th, 2011, 03:59 PM   #6
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Some great stuff in there. If only there were more photos.

This is about Princes Dock before Princes Quay. It seems the stilts idea was though of long before the plans were finalised.

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For many years this dock has been an
eyesore in the city centre. Dirty,
smelly and very dangerous (it cost a
young boy his life last year) the dock
has been seen as a waste of space for
a long time.
Built in the 1820's it was called
Junction dock as it joined the Old
dock and the Humber dock. It was
re-named at the same time as the Old
dock and became known as Princes dock
after the Prince Consort.
There is now a proposal to turn the
dock into a recreational complex. The
development will stand on stilts in
the dock. It will be made of glass
and chrome and has a maritime feel to
it. It will contain modern shops, a
high quality restaurant, snooker hall,
dance studio and a Disco/nightclub.
Outside the dock itself will be
cleaned out and used for boating.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 05:17 PM   #7
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That's one thing that has always struck me about the attitude locally (the same throughout history it seems); Whilst other places seem to protect area's within their built up environment as much as possible (if deemed suitable) - Hull always seems to have taken the same appoach as Rotterdam; one of practicality. It's hard to explain - sort of like, if something can be put somewhere to aid industry, it should come before anything else. Much like Georgian buildings making way for Castle St.

That's what the talk about Prince's dock reminds me of. People always say water is a strong feature - why hide it when instead it can be used as a centrepiece.
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