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Jacqueline Mulligan
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Life of a Fifty-Something Yorkshireman

Regular readers know I like words, and whilst I don't use them very well, the phrases we use on a day to day basis fascinate me. In the car the other day my partner and I were discussing using 'Shank's Pony' which in my parlance is walking. But what an odd phrase, nonetheless, research show this to be a Scottish original phrase relating to a certain Shank's Nag, in other words, a useless animal so much so - you would have to walk. Who or what Shanks was, the reading doesn't reveal, but its a…

Hull landmarks (C) Dr Patty McAlpin Hull England, England Uk, Kingston Upon Hull, Hull City, East Yorkshire, Good Old, Great Britain, East Coast, Statue Of Liberty

Hull landmarks © Dr Patty McAlpin cc-by-sa/2.0

The golden statue of King "Billy" (William of Orange) dominates Hull's Market Place, with Holy Trinity church in the background.

Fish in 'kits' at St Andrews Dock, Hull. The Fishing Industry sustained many lives, those who worked on the docks and their family's as well as the Trawler owners. Hull's economy was built on its success. Hull England, England Uk, Kingston Upon Hull, East Yorkshire, Local Hero, St Andrews, Working Class, Slums

Local Heroes: Hull's Trawlermen - Fish in 'kits' at St Andrews Dock, Hull

Beverley Gate Once the principle entrance to the city, Beverley Gate is said to be the place where the first overt action of the English Ci. Hull England, Oxford England, Cornwall England, England Uk, London England, East Yorkshire, Yorkshire England, Yorkshire Dales, Skye Scotland

Heritage Plaques

The history of Hull, its heritage and its people: Hull's heritage plaques can be confusing little things. Some jump out at you, others are hidden away off the beaten track and take some finding. Here, we list them all together with a little information about the plaque, the site and the location..

Fish Trail, Kingston upon Hull by Bernard Sharp Food Photography Styling, Photography 101, Photography Projects, Landscape Photography, Food Styling, Hull England, England Uk, Kingston Upon Hull, Hull City

Fish Trail, Kingston upon Hull © Bernard Sharp

The Fish Trail, sponsored by Seven Seas Limited, was originally commissioned by Kingston upon Hull City Council for the Hull 1992 Festival. The artist Gordon Young has created the trail of 41 sculptures, each representing the actual... more

Spencer Tunick's stunning Sea of Hull pictures are revealed here for the first time The stunning photographs were taken by world renowned artist Spencer Tunick during his memorable Sea of Hull. Hull England, Spencer Tunick, Google Tricks, Kingston Upon Hull, Hull City, People Art, Installation Art, Nudes, Daily Mail

These stunning Sea of Hull pictures have NEVER been seen before

Spencer Tunick's stunning Sea of Hull pictures are revealed here for the first time The stunning photographs were taken by world renowned artist Spencer Tunick during his memorable Sea of Hull...

"The Hidden Toad" Larkin toad, Hull Hull England, England Uk, Well Known Poems, Philip Larkin, Kingston Upon Hull, Hull City, Frog Art, Garden Statues, Toad

Larkin toad, Hull (10) © Paul Harrop cc-by-sa/2.0

Called 'The Hidden Toad' this is next to the City Hall on Paragon Street.

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Pearson Park – Hull and Hereabouts

Posts about Pearson Park written by hullandhereabouts2

Dr Tony Shaw: Larkin with Toads in Kingston upon Hull: The City Remembers Its Famous Resident 25 Years after His Death Hull England, England Uk, Philip Larkin, Kingston Upon Hull, Hull City, Frog Art, Joy Of Life, Frog And Toad, Body Heat

Larkin with Toads in Kingston upon Hull: The City Remembers Its Famous Resident 25 Years after His Death

The poet Philip Larkin is being remembered 25 years after his death, in 1985, in Hull - where he spent many years as a librarian at the un...

In Hull along Hessle Road, men's fashions were as important as the women's. Known as 3 Day Millionaires, this DVD shows how trawlermen spent their earnings on stylish suits before sailing out to work again. Kingston Upon Hull, Stylish Suit, Historian, Fashion History, My Dad, Sailing, Folk, Dads

Hull Social History: 3 Day Millionaires DVD by Dr Alec Gill and the Cod Wars

“My Dad was a skipper on the trawlers and if he’d had a good catch, he’d take Mum out and spend the money on her,” said Lynn. “Oh! A 3 Day Millionaire,” I said. “A what?” came the reply. “3 Day Millionaire,” I said. When there was no response from the other side, “um. When the lads on th