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A thread for all old photos of Hull. There have been dozens posted in the old thread so its time to bring them all together.

City centre from above, 1970



 

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More Old Hull

fruit market


High Street


Castle St


Criterian, Carr Lane


Old Guildhall, Lowgate


George Yard, High St


Carr Lane


Quaker House


Queens Hall
 

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Was the Queens Hall one of those by Cuthbert Broderick? was it bombed, or did the council pull it down?

Just wondering if anyone has any pics of old Hull landmarks/buildings of significance which were destroyed during the war?

Reason being, I was reading the other day about how charitys were set up in this country to help with the governments funding of work to rebuild landmarks in Dresden to say sorry for wrecking them! As we all know Hull hardly received any funding from the government to rebuild and the Germans have never gave Hull any money to say sorry, if anything they were more guilty of careless destruction than our bombers were on Dresden.

As you can see from pics above just how great some of the buildings were which were destroyed. Imagine being given the funding to rebuild a replica Prudential tower again?


Have a look here at Dresden's rebuilt; opera house and Frauenkirche

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Dresden_in_World_War_II
 

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Dazzar theres some pics of the old Hammonds store in the old thread that i posted quite recently.

Also does anyone know of any building/buildings that were restored/rebuilt following the war. I've heard the city hall suffered damage which was thankfully repaired rather than the whole building demolished. Anyone got anymore.
 

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Was the Queens Hall one of those by Cuthbert Broderick? was it bombed, or did the council pull it down?
I'm not sure who the architect was but I doubt it was Broderick as his style was more neo-classical.

As far as i'm aware, the council pulled down Queens Hall in the late 70's to make way for the current Crown Court building.

There are tons of other pics of grand old buildings torn down by stupidity (Whether military or 'developmental') in the main thread and I'll get re-posting them as soon as I'm back online in a few days (having to use library at moment)
 

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Dazzar theres some pics of the old Hammonds store in the old thread that i posted quite recently.

Also does anyone know of any building/buildings that were restored/rebuilt following the war. I've heard the city hall suffered damage which was thankfully repaired rather than the whole building demolished. Anyone got anymore.
Any other buildings which were destroyed? wasn't part of the old Hammonds used for the current one?

RE city hall; I think the only bit that changed from the war was the roof - that mint green stuff replaced the original roof I think. Where the 'dome' is, it was a spire, most of which survived and is now in Pearson Park - why the heck they didn't put it back on, who knows!?!
 

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Any other buildings which were destroyed? wasn't part of the old Hammonds used for the current one?

RE city hall; I think the only bit that changed from the war was the roof - that mint green stuff replaced the original roof I think. Where the 'dome' is, it was a spire, most of which survived and is now in Pearson Park - why the heck they didn't put it back on, who knows!?!
The original town hall was pulled down in the early 1900's to make way for the guildhall.
 

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The link I put above says Broderick's town hall picture is circa 1920. So must have only been standing 20 years before it got bombed.
 

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The date on that must be wrong, daz. The Clock Tower end of the Guildhall replaced Broderick's Town Hall well before 1920:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guildhall,_Kingston_upon_Hull
The site of The Guildhall has experienced considerable change since 1333, when an early building hosted Corporation business between the Mayor and Alderman. The building was described as a moot hall, common hall and guildhall and was located at the southern end of Market Place. This building survived until the early 19th century.

A second guildhall, at a height of two-storeys was built to the north of the first building during the 1630s. Shortly after 1800, this guildhall was demolished to make way for Queen Street.

In 1822, the house of Alderman Jarratt situated on Lowgate, where the east end of todays Guildhall stands, was bought. It was known as the Mansion House and was used to carry out judicial and administrative business in the City. However, the site and its surroundings were cleaned in 1862, to make way for a new Town Hall.

The new Town Hall was designed by Cuthbert Brodrick (the designed of Leeds Town Hall) and was opened in 1866. Shortly after, Kingston upon Hull was granted city status in 1897 and a larger building was sought. Land to the west of the Town Hall was bought as foundations for the present Guildhall which began with law courts, a council camber and offices and was completed in 1907.

The Town Hall was demolished and the east end of the building, front Lowgate, was built during 1913-1916. The name Guildhall was restored. The Guildhall was designed by Sir Edwin Cooper.

In 1973 the Guildhall was given Grade II* listed building status
 

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even more Hull pics

High Street


Carr Lane


Mason Street


Princess Dockside


Rank Mills


Vic Square


Pryme Street


High Street


Harbour 1864


Hull 16C
 

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Old Hull Pics

Around Waterloo Street/Cottingham Drain - now filled in and no wonder we flood




High Street Medieval House bombed in WW2


Trinity Square 70s. One place that looks better now


Beverley Rd Station House. Gone in 80s


Drypool in 15C -notice the chain across the Hull and the Tower where the Tidal Barrier is now.


Cannon St Station. Plenty of back to backs on 2nd shot




Wincolmlee Slums -Many Irish were here


Tyger Inn, built in Blackfriars buildings now under Argos, Lowgate
 
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