I bought a lot of the toy trucks and other materials from a local car boot sale.
Before its terminal decline in the 1970's, Hessle Road was synonymous with the fishing industry. In this image from the `Memory Lane' photo shop can be seen a loading bay at the fish docks. Many of the vans being loaded are the almost ubiquitous `Ford Transit' van.
I can remember seeing the cod liver oil or fish meal plant in West Hull when I was a student in the late 1980's. It was demolished a few months later. Somebody told me that they couldn't do anything with the building or even the bricks because they were too heavily impregnated with the smell of fish.
Humbrol airfix paint
A panoramic print photograph of the river Humber.
'Humbrol paints' was based in Hull taking its name from the river `Humber'. It was trading under the name Humbrol Airfix (Airfix being the famous plastic model manufacturer) It went bust in 2006. The remains of the factory were still in East Hull when I was there engaged in this project.
Image of one West Hull's remaining level crossing gates.
Another image from the 'Memory Lane' photo shop. A traffic queue in the early 1960's at a level crossing gate in West Hull.
Before the by-pass, the flyovers and the removal of much of the unused rail network; Hull, being totally flat, was notorious for its level crossings and consequent traffic congestion.
'Newington and St. Andrews'. Somebody with a sense of humour abbreviated it to NASA. This old shipping container is the 'NASA CAB'. A not so space-age `Community Action Box' where residents can give their views on local issues to police and the local council.