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…
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 © 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
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...
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...
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