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Shops and Shopping Memories

This page was for an exhibition at Goole Museum in 2008. To contribute to the next exhibition, please use the Goole Charter link on the left-hand side.

Can you help contribute to a forthcoming exhibition on shops and shopping in Goole (in Spring 2008)? The exhibition will concentrate on the main shopping streets of Pasture Road, Boothferry Road, Aire Street and Carlisle Street, but will also cover areas such as unforgetable shop owners, the products and brands you used to buy and how shopping habits have changed over the years.

Do you remember the days before the big supermarkets and Internet shopping when you bought bread from the bakers and meat from the butchers? Was shopping down Boothferry Road better before or after pedestrianisation? Do you long for the days when shops were closed on Sundays? What items did you buy in the past but no longer need nowadays?

The museum volunteers are all 'touchy-feely' people and are particularly interested in showing 'things' such as adverts, carrier bags, purchases and photographs as well as recording your memories.

Boothferry Road in the 1970's

If you live locally and would like to volunteer to help put together the temporary exhibition, then please contact Patricia Petch, (Volunteer Co-ordinator) or pop into the museum. You can also email any old photos or other items of interest to and they will be forwarded on.

Visitor Comments

Posted by Steve Palmer at 27/09/2003 10:00
I was amazed to look on your web site and see pictures of my Grandparents shop in Boothferry Road called Sheppards Music Shop. The shop was owned by my Great Grandfather and then his son. My Grandfather married the Saturday girl Alice and she ran the shop while Bert did repairs to the Pianos and radios that were sold in the shop. Bert died in 1958 but Alice lived for many years in Scarborough and only died in 1999 aged 92. How lovely to see a photo of the shop. My mother and father and sister still live in Goole and I return often to visit.
Posted by Geoff Depledge at 24/03/2006 20:50
Uncle Cyril Storr had a butchers shop on Pasture Rd. Auntie Vera Bateman had a pork Butchers shop on Aire St. I can remember her making sausages, back pudding etc.
Posted by Pedro at 25/03/2006 18:58
... incidently the grocer shop at the end of Phoenix St was Mrs Darley. The fish shop at the opposite side was Tommy Ramsker. And the sweetshop was Rollinson.

We used to go through the arch into Marshfield Rd to Dick Autys butcher shop most of the residents in Phoenix and Richard Cooper Street had credit with him paying at the week-end. Unfortunately during the war years he seemed to have nothing but corned beef and sausages :)
Posted by Pedro at 29/03/2006 22:04
... photographers shop in Mariners St by the North Eatern Hotel. Opposite was a garage and Seniors newsagents. Later Mr Kitwood opened his cafe on the corner. Moving there from the cafe on Goole station later having quite a large bakery business in town ...
Posted by David Lea-Jackson at 12/06/2006 13:39
... how about Mr Doubtfire who sold ice cream Mr Joy,he had a sweet shop in Jackson St and Mr Cowling he was the barber in the same street, not forgetting Charlie Gates the cobbler. One other name that comes to mind is Mr Drury. For many years this gentleman was my g/fathers steward and when my g/f retired Mr Drury went with him and I have an idea he opened a shop (second hand) in a street where you caught the blue & cream bus to Brid.
Posted by Bill Stewart at 18/09/2006 00:17
... reference to Annie Wilson shop in Carlisle Street jogged my memory. She was really nice and friendly to kids who went there - gave us advice, eg enjoy yourself while your young and sold us single cigarettes, this would be 61 or 62 I think, there was also a really nice sweet shop just up the street opposite the Tower cinema
Posted by Lorna Settle (should be Morton!) at 24/06/2007 00:07
My great great grandparents ran the Grocers shop at 42 Doyle Street in 1901. They had three sons Joseph, George and Harry. Harry was my grandfather who had a son named Eric but Eric's surname was Settle which was his mum's maiden name before she married Harry. Sadly Harry died in war after only being married 4 years. Does anyone have any info or photos of the Mortons or the shop? Would be very interested to hear from you.
Posted by Mark Crawley at 21/11/2007 15:40
... remember going to a shop called Donahues' for stuff for chemistry sets (no ban on kids playing with these sort of things then) and toys etc.
Posted by joanne watson at 13/01/2008 21:05
i lived in fifth ave in the early 70's and then, it had a lorry depot, and a lovely sweetshop/newsagents that sold those wonderful, triangular ice lollies. however, i seem to remember the shopkeeper to be very child unfriendly!
Posted by Geoff LeVoguer at 18/01/2008 13:45
I remember Whiteheads sweet shop,(early '50s,) opposite the working mens club in Victoria Street. Mrs Whitehead usually served in the well stocked shop. Mr Whitehead kept a horse in a stable at the rear of the shop which backed onto the Tower Theatre. He used the horse to pull a small cart from which he sold bundles of firewood for 3d
Posted by Fiona Moate at 21/01/2008 11:56
Does anyone remember this shop and know any more about it?
I grew up in Goole in the 1960s/70s. I remember going in the shop with my parents in the late 1960s. It was on the Grammar School side of the crossing gates and sold "things for men". It was very un Goole like and had quilted smoking jackets in a smaller than normal window. I think it also sold things like whisky, cigars, cigarette lighters and cigarette cases. I think it did a line in cravats and ties as well.
The people in Goole who I keep in touch with say I've imagined it.
Posted by pedro at 21/01/2008 21:22
Fiona never saw any smoking jackets but remember a small shop in the area selling a mish mash of items inc smoking items.Whisky No it would have had to be licenced.It later became a small sweetshop.(now JustJents barber shop) Could this have been the one directly opposite the Goole Times.
Posted by pedro at 22/01/2008 00:13
God only knows how the shops made a profit with staff to pay etc. Grocers Hackforths (still smell the aroma of ground coffee) Lipton-Home and Coloniel- Meadow Dairy-Mellors -Maypole and others and these within a stones throw of each other.Before even going west of the crossing gates.
Posted by pedro at 22/01/2008 21:45
Correction I put Mellors as a grocer Should have said Melliars. Mellors I think was a bike shop. Other Grocers Ramsey-Gallons-Rudge oh so many not forgetting the Cooperative with your Divi number todays equivelent of bonus points at Tesco.I do remember paying shop bills on Fridays for my mum.And one would start all over again with credit for the following week.I myself buy very little at supermarkets still believe in supporting local business we still have some very good butcher shops in town and on comparing prices with the big fellas far cheaper.I guess Iam old fashioned (quote from my kids) I miss the personal touch.
Posted by Geoff LeVoguer at 24/01/2008 20:39
Hi, (1950s) I remember the Northern Clothing Co. shop on Boothferry Rd. It faced the old St.Johns Hospital opposite. Also The Cosy Carlton Picture House, (on the corner of Jackson St. I think,and Boothferry Road,) was run by Mr. Austin and ably assisted, among others, by one Billy King. It also had a well stocked sweet shop annexed to it. Further along past St. John's Terrace toward the Station Hotel, was a popular coffee bar called The Copper Kettle and a shoe shop whose name I can't quite recall.
Adjacent to the clock tower,(which still had its toilets,) between the Cinema Palace and the market hall was Peter Reads Jewellers, which I believe later became Andersons Jewellers. At the North Street end of the Arcade was a newsagents called Lee's. Through the Arcade into Victoria Street and opposite the Post Office, was Val (dry)Cleaners which was owned by a Mr. Smith.
Posted by Geoff LeVoguer at 25/01/2008 10:34
Correction to the above. The Jewellers should read Arthur Read. Peter was the son. There was also a daughter called Annette.
Maynards sweet shop was opposite The Cinema and the jewellers.
Posted by David Lea-Jackson at 25/01/2008 14:49
My memories go back some 60-70years to the time when Goole had gas lighting and you would see a guy riding around town with a long pole over his shoulder (nothing to do with the eventual twinning)he of course was the lamp lighter.
Pedro has mentioned Hackforths,I could never remember what was on the ground floor.Then there was Branson Bowles in Pasture Road,ladies fashion with the added attraction,for small boys that is,of Dinky Toys around the window base.
Moving back to Boothferry Road,Fiona is quite right about that "Little Shop" it stocked amongst other things Tootal ties and cravats of which I had a considerable number,I would'nt be seen wearing them today but there was a time!Another shop was Seltzers,just before Woolworths,Im not sure what they sold but have a feeling it was leather goods,not for the faint hearted
Posted by Geoff LeVoguer at 26/01/2008 12:55
Hi. I remember Mr.Seltzer well. I believe he was of Jewish extraction. His meticulously well stocked shop sold the latest swimming trunks, sports kits,air guns, (even leather goods) and all manner of knives. I bought my first pair of 'continental' football boots there. His shop sold Real Madrid football kits when Ferenc Puskas' magical side were the kings of Europe.
Posted by Fiona Moate at 27/01/2008 18:04
Glad you remember that shop David, can you remember what it was called? Maybe I imagined the whiskey, as Pedro is right, it would have needed a licence, possibly it was licensed. A 10 year old girl would not have cared; I just remember being a bit bored in there.

I remember Broadbent's shoe shop & Flower's on Pasture Road where my mother took me to buy sensible Clarke's and Start right shoes.
Dunderdale's butchers in Carlisle Street. I remember the painted pig on the glass door, the white picket gate and the curtain that divided the shop from the living quarters. The chitterlings that you had to order on Wednesdays, were one of the high-lights of my parents week, served with malt vinegar and salt and pepper. Their sausages were good too, I often get a craving for a Dunderdale's chipolata!
Posted by Stuart (Webmaster) at 28/01/2008 13:34
There are some links at the top right of 1930's adverts for some of the shops you've mentioned. Seltzer's mentions python, water snake and lizard skin goods, along with leads, whips, chains, rubber and leather for all purposes. Sounds a bit exotic!
Posted by David Lea-Jackson at 28/01/2008 17:15
Sorry Fiona,Can't put aname to that shop.Not living in Goole I too was surprised,pleasantly I might add,to find such a shop that was on a par to Dunns,found in London at That period in time.
Posted by pedro at 28/01/2008 22:20
On the corner of Argyle and Carlisle Streets was Beumont grocers (now I think a cash n carry) Opposite was the butcher and next door Harold Bell the gents Taylor further along Carlisle was Tom Hewsons ladies hats (Tom&Co) With Vincent Butler Furniture next door.Opposite was Mr Goodworth newsagent (now Chappelows).Corner of Southerern St Mr Norman had the off license and not forgetting Harry Bonser finances (still I believe in the family).The less fortunate would get a club cheque from Bonsers enabling them to buy goods from Seltzers or Northern Clothing and pay it back weekly or even catch the workmans train to Hull and shop with it at Edwin Davis store in Bond St. The town of Goole also had a Bon Marche and Pasture Rd had Edmund Gibbins Furniture.
Posted by Stuart (Webmaster) at 28/01/2008 22:48
A reader has sent in a 1937 list of shops in Goole (see top-right link).
Posted by Bill at 28/01/2008 23:52
Fiona, that painted pig on the glass door always amused me, I have a photo of it.
Posted by Robert Ward at 29/01/2008 16:40
The 1937 list of shops does not include every street. There are other shops I know then existed in Dunhill Road, Parliament Street, Manuel Street and Phoenix Street, to name just a few. In particular, though, I must put in a mention of my Grandad's firm, Foster and Tetley, which was a men's and women's clothing shop in Church Street from 1930 to 1963, and then Aire Street until it closed in 1982. As well as the shop, at least half the business was done travelling round the villages.
Posted by Robert Ward at 29/01/2008 16:48
re Foster and Tetley - the Church Street shop can be seen momentarily at the very end of the video of the railway station and town centre, on the welcome page.
Posted by Bill at 30/01/2008 18:34
Robert, I do well remember Foster and Tetly. My Mum must have had some kind of saving account there. Just before Whitsuntide each year she'd take me and my sisters there for our new 'rig-outs'.
Posted by Robert Ward at 30/01/2008 21:58
Bill - it wouldn't be a savings account, it was probably because many of F&Ts customers paid weekly by instalments, at no extra cost, as this started in the days before signed credit agreements or charge cards. They maybe weren't the trendiest or cheapest of places, but I think they provided a needed service, and also clothed lots of farm workers when they only got paid once a year. They hardly ever had any bad debts either. It wouldn't stand a chance now.
Posted by Fiona Moate at 31/01/2008 10:51
My Father was apprenticed to Foster & Tetley after he left school. He told me he used to cycle around all the big farms around Goole Fields & Swinefleet Common measuring up farm workers for clothes they got at Michaelmas. This was the traditional time for hiring farm servants; they had a suit, overalls & boots.
Posted by geoff depledge at 01/02/2008 19:34
I remember Storrs (florist) on Carlisle St my auntie Vera (neeStorr but no relation) did their books for a number of years.
Then there was Butlers Furniture shop also on Carlisle St, the Butlers lived in Garth Lane, Hook as a 5 year old and later at about 10 Elaine Butler was my first "girl friend".
I also seem to remember a shoe shop near to Storrs and Butlers. Am I imagining this and its x-ray machine for seeing how your shoes fitted.
I can recall the sweetie shop on Kingsway (my mums family lived in it before it became a shop) and opposite Darleys that was a magic place to a young boy, even in the 50's it seemed a relic of past years. Then there was the chippie round the corner (great fish and chips). These have all been previously mentioned by Pedro
Posted by pedro at 01/02/2008 22:02
Opposite Storrs on the corner of Carlisle and Burlington Cres was Colbridges shoemaker and repairs.Dunno about a xray machine but he certainly made work boots and leather clogs :)
Posted by geoff depledge at 02/02/2008 11:53
Posted by pedro at 02/02/2008 14:02
Geoff I would suggest reciepts and such are donated to Goole library museum and thus kept for future generations of the town
to peruse.
Posted by Fiona Moate at 02/02/2008 16:35
I remember Colbridges, but I think I might be too young to remember an X-ray machine. A friend of mine who grew up in Coventry remembers having his feet X-rayed when he went for shoes as a young boy. They did exist, so it is likely there was one in the shop in the late 1950s/early 1960s. It must have gone when I started getting shoes because my Mum was so obsessed with correctly fitting shoes I'd have been in there!
Many of the staff who operated these devices contracted cancer from the radiation.
Posted by David Lea-Jackson at 06/02/2008 12:33
When thinking of Hackforths my thaughts went back to the fire station which was behind Hackforths,Stanhope St I think.Some years ago when last in Goole I was looking for petrol I saw that the old station was at that time a tyre fitting centre.
During the war i recall being enthralled by the sight of a bright red engine with brass fittings and solid tyres sitting in the station,by the side of which was a drab looking AFS Fordson fire truck,complete with trailer finished in battleship grey.I can only hope that the red beast ended up in a museum.
Posted by Robert Ward at 07/02/2008 10:53
Fiona - thanks for those memories - my Dad used to mention Fred Moate from time to time.
Posted by Geoff LeVoguer at 11/02/2008 17:18
I recall a cobblers shop near Bob Leggot's Haidressers in Carlisle St. Believe he was called Wally Earle. Also, George Botley had a sweet shop in North Street next door to us. He used to run coach outings and would give us kids a free bag of sweets. We lived at No 37 in what had been Richardsons shop. The shop front remained boarded up though while my parents were tenants. Fred Bamforth's cycle shop was on the corner of North St. and Cross North St. He also had storage space further along on the next block. Wrightson General Smith shoed horses in a cellar workshop next to this. He eventually moved to the opposite side of the road between Northern Dairies lockup and Townend Garage which I believe was owned by Easthams. Next to the Dairy lockup on the other side, was a joiners shop whose name I cannot recall.At the rear of the Dairy lockup, (North St. access,) was Mobbs Coal Merchants complete with stables for the dray horses.
Between Icon Heppenstall Brewers, (which later was Claude and Frank Eastons Builders yard) and a workshop, was a vacant plot of overgrown land. The workshop was used by a plumber I believe, called Ken Morrill. By Sylvanus Baxter a local decorator and also Alan Pidd another plumber, although at different times.
Posted by Fiona Moate at 12/02/2008 17:51
I think the carpenter might have been Tom Smith who was my Great Uncle.
Posted by Geoff LeVoguer at 12/02/2008 19:24
Tom Smith did use this workshop at one stage I believe he may have done work for a local builder at the time, Maybe Geo. Farmery. I was trying to recall an earlier user.
Posted by Martin Schultz at 14/02/2008 23:34
My Grandfather, Philip Seltzer, was the owner of Seltzers Leather Store. I recall visiting the shop when I was a child. It was a shame that the shop was forced to close in the 70's when the lease expired and he then went to run the Sports Goods Department in Northern Clothing until he retired.

My Mother who lives in Hull has photographs of the shop if anyone is interested, please contact me.
Posted by Miriam Schultz at 15/02/2008 11:03
My grandparents owned and ran 'Seltzers' Every saturday we went from Hull by car with our mum to collect my was the weekly treat. The shop was an Alladins cave! The right hand side of the shop went from waist height to almost the ceiling in stepped shelves covered in toys of all shapes ,sizes and price range! The end wall was the same stepped shelves with horse brsses and household ornaments and the left hand wall was filled from floor to ceiling with sports rods and tackle tenis rackets and all sorts of balls! golf, football, tennis etc. My grandad also would re-string tennis rackets in the back of the shop with 'catgut' of course I though it was really cats guts! They also stocked guns I think and shot. My aunt and uncle had a hairdressers shop but I'm not sure of the name of the shop or which street it was in. Their names Leah and Johnny aunt is still alive at 86 but unfortunately she is in a home in Hull. I can find out further details from my mum photos etc. if you want to get in touch.
Posted by Miriam Schultz at 15/02/2008 11:12
My aunt and uncles shop was 'Seltzers' hairdresser's in Pasture Road.
Posted by Audrey Amphlett at 06/03/2008 18:51
My great grandfather was Charles Doubtfire who made and sold icecream. I think that was in Pasture Road. He certainly lived in Pasture Road. Would appreciate any information about him.
Posted by Tony Jackson at 24/03/2008 12:44
There were two gents outfitters on Boothferry Road as I recall. One next to Milners called COOPERS, which also sold wines and spirits, and directly opposite was DONALD PARISH'S. This would be in the early 60's. Anyone remember them?
Posted by Kathleen (Kay) Lidster at 24/03/2008 21:05
Nice to see the Station Hotel in the photo above. My father was manager there in the mid '50s. They were happy days. My bedroom was on the second floor, with bars on the window (don't know why!)and overlooking the railway crossing. I used to play with friends up on the flat part of the roof, and, don't tell anyone -- spit on the people passing by! I remember the lovely sweet shop round the corner on Pasture Road -- can't remember the name, but I would often buy a bag of those little chocolate discs with the coloured sprinkles on top. There was a bicyle shop almost next to the hotel, and the owner frequented the hotel bar often - can't remember his name.
Posted by Fiona Moate at 25/03/2008 16:23
Thankyou Tony Coopers is the men's shop I have been wondering about. You are right it did sell spirits and things like cigarette lighters and smoking jackets. Knew I hadn't imagined it!
Posted by David Lea-Jackson at 30/03/2008 15:45
I made mention on this site some time ago that I recalled your G/G father and his ice cream van.This was when I was a very small boy,possibly before the war,baring in mind the food restrictions.
As far as I can remember his van was cream and red and could be found parked off the road in front of the Market Hall in the area where the outside stalls were tobe found.
As towns go Goole was always compareably small,every one knew everybody(if they did'nt they soon made it their business to resolve this situ) as it happened my mother and her parents were on speaking terms with Mr Doubtfire,my mother actually lived in Pasture Road before the war and for a short period after the war started.This was next to Tomlinsons fish and chip shop.
Memories from another age Audrey but I hope of interest.
David L-J
Posted by pedro at 01/04/2008 22:05
Doubtfires as us Goolies are aware are still in business and parking in the same market area. My earliest memory of the old man as a child was him plying the streets his transport most colourful, one could liken it to a merry go round it had barley stick uprights on four corners painted bright red with a large gold and yellow canopy above. He would announce his presence by ringing a very large brass bell. Needless to say Doubtfires still sell the best icecream in town as vouched for by my grandkids on visits to Goole.
Posted by Tony Jackson at 02/04/2008 19:45
The bicycle shop owner you mentioned who frequented the
Station Hotel would be Claude Bamforth. He played dominoes
regularly in the 'mens only room' with a group of friends which included Bill Abdy, who had the butchers shop on the corner of Gordon Street.
Posted by codger at 02/04/2008 23:13
Mid 50s next to station? Wasnt Bamforths in North Street
A bike shop near Station Hotel wouldnt that be Seagull Smith
Posted by Geoff LeVoguer at 06/04/2008 13:32
Fred Bamforth's bike shop was in North Street, later taken over by his son Kevin who developed it to sell and rent t/v etc: He was married to Noreen Moon whose mother and father had a milk delivery round and lived in Cecil Street. I remember Claude Bamforth with his bike clips and flat hat. I believe he was Fred's brother.
Posted by Kay Lidster at 08/04/2008 21:54
I do remember Claude Bamforth being in the Station Hotel, and I thought it was Bamforth's shop on Pasture Road, but I can hardly remember what happened yesterday, never mind 50 years ago!
Posted by Robert Ward at 10/04/2008 09:19
Wasn't Donaghues a bike shop as well?
Posted by Geoff LeVoguer at 10/04/2008 12:41
Donoghue's had a thriving family bike business on Pasture Rd. It was on the same side of the road as the Baths Hall.Believe it was on the corner of one of the avenues. Claude Bamforth had a smaller business at the Boothferry Rd. end of Pature Rd.
Posted by Robert Ward at 11/04/2008 09:28
Bike shops - the strange things one thinks about - my second bike came from Heaths in Aire Street, about 1960.
Mike Marsh's book, Growing Up in Goole Volume 3, p56-57. remembers lots of shops in Goole in the 1950s.
Posted by codger at 11/04/2008 20:35
I remember Donoghues in Bridge St Old Goole prior to opening in Goole
Posted by older codger at 16/04/2008 22:16
remember John Willie Theaker directly opposite Goole Shipyard
Good buisness with all those yard workers bycycles needing repairs.
Posted by brian sunderland at 17/04/2008 16:48
regarding claude bamforth he lived in dunhill road in the first house before the bend . he was first of all a postman then he had a shop at the boothferry road end of carter street where the polish shop is now, he used to repair boots and shoes he always had a collection of numerous cigarette cards stuck on the wall.
when i was eighteen years old i used to go in the mens only room at the front of the station hotel with my father stanley sunderland (butcher) who played dominoes with claude bamforth
george hawksworth (fruit and veg) and tommy atkinson who had a fish and chip shop i think it was down edinborough street.
their wives had to wait in the green room while they had finished when they joined them
Posted by Gary MASTERMAN at 22/04/2008 15:23
I went to school in the 60's with Donoughue's son, don't recall his name, though. I thought the shop was on the west side of pasture Road (opposite side to Baths Hall), unless that was Bamforths. There was a similar shop, though much smaller,
Posted by Gary MASTERMAN at 23/04/2008 16:19
...between the British Legion and Sixth Ave along Pasture Road, I think, and if my memory serves me correctly, it also was called Donohue's, though no relation to the other one. He also sold toys and parafin. I remember falling in love with this Dinky toy in the shop window in 1957, when I was five. I went home and told mum that it cost 6s.11d. When it turned out that it was, in fact, 16s.11d she wouldn't buy it for me. I never really got over that. After getting home from Pasture Road school on a snowy winter's afternoon Mum would send me back to that shop with an empty gallon can to buy parafin. It's not much fun walking home along slippery pavements, carrying a full gallon can with frost-bitten hands when you're five years old. I never really got over that, either.
My uncle ken now has an electrical/hardware shop just up the road from there near the intersection of Fifth Ave next to the fish & chip shop. Hi Ken!
PS: Does anyone remember "Hubey's", a little shop at the corner of Fourth Ave and St Andrew's Tce. Is it still there? Or did it get pulled down along with all those terrace houses, which included the one I grew up in until I was eight.
Posted by old codger at 28/04/2008 22:33
Donoghues same place. across the road was seagull smiths bike shop now discount cycles. only five avenues the sixth street is Marlborough Ave.Hubys now a private dwelling.St Andrews Terr pulled down and rebuilt with new appartments
Posted by old codger at 28/04/2008 22:38
gary if your dad was Don Masterman I worked with him I used to live in 5th ave up to 1960.
Posted by Gary MASTERMAN at 05/05/2008 02:18
Thankyou, old codger. Fancy forgetting the 6th street was Marlbourough Ave. Well, I supose it has been 39 yrs. So, you left 5th Ave in 1960, eh! You don't happen to remember a tired and frost-bitten 5 yr old carrying a can of parrafin resting on your front wall do you? Well, that was me and Don Masterman is indeed my dad. Do you have another name I can remember you to him?
Is Elite's (pronounced Eelights) still across the road from the old Bath's Hall? And there was a cake shop on the corner of pasture Road and Fourth Ave. It was owned by the Elwood family. I went to school with their son, Nigel. I remember wolfing down 6 day old cakes for sixpence after a Saturday morning swim before going home to fish and chips.
Posted by Andrew O'Donnell at 29/06/2008 15:55
some great letters you fellow goolies
yes i rember the baths out for some cheap bread at ellwoods, which by the way i live next door to them in western road.
did u ever spend the after noon on the river bank highlight of the weekend and did anyone go to sunday school with mrs barrett in bridge street.
Posted by john howard at 11/09/2008 03:34
tommy dunderdale butchers in bridge street near cape of good hope best butchers in old goole and donague bike shop near by too my first bike three wheeler with stableisers and thick tyres wow great days
Posted by john howard at 11/09/2008 03:45
were was doyle street
Posted by old codger at 13/09/2008 22:28
Doyle st down to the old gas works.your mate chris at the cape was on the corner
Posted by Keith at 10/10/2008 08:33
Anyone remember Scotty Drury's second hand shop and Smith's radio shop off Aire Street.
Posted by David Lea-Jackson at 11/10/2008 23:29
Ref "scotty drury"and his secondhand shop.I remember my g/father taking me to see Mr Drury in his shop when I was a small boy. I understood from my g/f that Mr Drury was his steward onboard the LOWLAND. I hope I'm right,his shop was in the same street that bus left for Brid.
David L-J
Posted by pedro at 14/10/2008 21:15
I remember both shops very well.Mr Smith used to hang all the loud speakers from the trees on Hook road prior to the church service for the whit-walks in riverside gardens.Mrs Smith in the shop would sell/buy or exchange all your comics and used books etc.Scotty one could buy a zinc bath to a wardrobe (probobly called antiques nowdays:)
Posted by Bob Calder at 25/11/2008 17:30
Lots of shops still on Bridge Street between the two bridges in the 1960's.

As mentioned previously the cycle shop and the butchers. The butcher's put dripping on their sandwiches, something I thought disgusting as a 14 year old!! Their was also another butchers next door to The Cape, in fact my bedroom when living at The Cape was directly above the shop complete with delicious smells of their meats cooking.

Next to the butchers was a fish and chip shop, but we only got them from there ocassionally as they weren't very nice, they were better in old Goole!! Also in that block there was a barbers shop and a grocers.

Also on Bridge Street was a men's outfitters (on the corner of South Street and Bridge Street), catering for the sailors and dockers mainly I seem to remember with next to it a bookies and a post office. Near to the Vermuyden was a newsagent (I think) and a sweet shop (I think).

All full of character but alas all long gone.

An excellent web site, thanks to all.

Bob Calder
Posted by Beryl Shelley at 01/12/2008 19:02
came across this geat website and was surprized to see my family name mentioned. Mr Joy who had a sweet shop in Jackson st was my uncle.Does anyone remember my grandads cobblers shop I think it was near Manuel st . His name was Harry Joy and I believe he looked after the football boots of Goole Town.
Posted by Glynne Hughes at 09/12/2008 20:48
Bridge St Western side

Arthur W G GRINGLEY, saddler
Bert DOUGHERTY, butcher
THOMPSON and Co., grocers
Harry Edmund GOWLAR, Fried fish shop
Alfred ABREY, butcher,
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, public house
Kenneth Foster WORK, chemist
Tommy Dunderdale Butcher
Donaghue Cycle shop

Bridge St Eastern side

VERMUYDEN HOTEL, public house
DIMBERLINE and GODDARD, shopkeepers
Jem William GARNER, Electrical etc
Frank JOIINSON, hairdresser
Edward LEACEY, clothier
Miss E COULT, confectioner
Frank STORR, wireless dealer
Arthur WHITAKER, Newsagent and POST OFFICE
Posted by Glynne Hughes at 14/12/2008 20:06
To Beryl Shelley.

There was a Tom Joy who had a bootmending shop in a wooden hut on Swinefleet Road Old Goole, opposite the shipyard offices.

Kids to and from school often stopped for a yarn with Tom or a warm-up in cold weather, He burnt all his leather offcuts on his stove and you could smell it hundreds of yards away.

Is he another relative?
Posted by Patsy Gill at 02/02/2009 23:32
I remember Fiona's Dad and I remember he had some contact with amateur dramatics in Goole. After the crossing on the left hand side was Crapper (butchers) Coggraves or what it then called Helmsley's Chemist. Another butcher Sutherlands, Riches - bakers, Wendy Wool Shop and Coopers that sold men's clothing - quality stuff and booze. My mother used to pay into a Christmas club and talk to Mrs Cooper for hours. They lived on Airmyn Road and had a daughter who worked in the library. Also the fish and chip shop which is still there was run by Mr and Mrs Fletcher - no relation to Joe Fletcher who was keen on football and had a grocery shop down Pasture Room. Does anybody remember the two or perhaps three hairdressers shops that were run by the Dawson family.The web site has brought back many happy memories of childhood.
Posted by beryl Shelley at 04/03/2009 23:10
to Glynne Hughes. Thanks for the information about Tom Joy I believe he was my Great Uncle.My grandads practical boot and shoe repairers was in Marcus st I have got a business card of his which must be 1910-1920 as he died in 1921
Posted by Chris Ingleby at 18/06/2009 11:15
Ref.Claude Bamforths shop in Pasture Road,Claude was a gentleman caller to my gran,Ivy Rowley,Parliament Street,I remember him as a tall polite man,my 1st bike(a small wheeled Moulton) came from his shop.My paternal grandad,Claude Ingleby had a printing shop across the road to Bamforths on Pasture Road,It was very old fashioned even then 1958 ish,but had some amazing printing presses ang guillotines,regards and congrats on the site my memories (and tears ) come flooding back.
Posted by Chris Ingleby at 18/06/2009 11:31
Anyone remember the Copper Kettle,Boothferry Road ,my gran would take me for a milk shake on a sat morn as a treat in the late 50s
Posted by Graham Theaker at 22/06/2009 23:48
To old codger - John Willie Theaker who had the bicycle shop across from the Shipyard in Old Goole was my Grandfather. I remember the shop well from the 1960s and visiting him in early 1970s at his home in Morley Street after he had sold the shop only to find I had been sent there by my Dad to cut Granddads hedgerow whilst he was out at the Old Goole Working Mens Club!!! I would cycle there from Northway and work all afternoon then cycle back home after seeing John Willie in from the club and fall asleep in his chair. He died in 1976 (June or July). I am sure that I inherited my like for bicycles from both him through my Dad (Walter Theaker died 1996).
Posted by Bill at 03/07/2009 20:16
Chris, yes, the Copper Kettle enjoyed a certain notoriety in the days when coffee bars were a new phenomenom with a dodgy image. They were often frequented by teddy boys, loose women and beatnik intellectuals, not that they were many of the latter in Goole. Sometimes, on the way home from GGS in the very early 60's, I would sneak in for a coffee and feel very daring, if out of place. Maybe it had become a bit more respectable when you went with your Gran. I also remember that there was a Chinese restaurant a few doors away, the first restaurant to which I ever took a girlfriend (Cheryl I think) for a meal. Felt pretty sophisiticated then! Oh, the innoncence of youth.
Posted by tracy partington at 28/07/2009 15:45
wow i remember a lot of those shops liptons, bakers, freeman hardy willis, boots,shoppers paradise, goole times, yorkshire electricity board, and i remember it before it was pedestrianised. marks and spencers also when the wetherspoons was a bank and the market when they had the outside bit at the back of woolworths and the trucks used to park at the back of woolworths in the week when no market on
i also remember althams at the other end of boothferry road and the cinema with the sweet shop next door with all kinds of sweets oh yeah those were the days they were brilliant hey memories
Posted by broadway at 30/07/2009 16:48
What about Maynards, Burtons, the cafe in the Arcade, dunderdale's the butchers with the singing daughters.
The small record shop in the arcade think it was the only one in goole..the laundry with the pull-down fire escape on the back you could ride on.and the best chippy in town top of Edinburgh st northern dairy,and the famous Blue line rattler used to run to rawcliff, could hang on teh back on ya roller skates get a lift to school..
Posted by geoffrey middleton at 07/10/2009 18:44
can anyone remember that hut on bridge street that all the dockers used to to for dinner also does anyone remember that cafe down aire street going down towards lowther bridge on left hand side used to go in there for bacon butties on a friday night .
i dont live in goole now but surely do miss the place .
Posted by geoffrey middleton at 09/10/2009 14:33
who remembers back in the late fiftys the marshland on swinefleet road can anyone remember my uncle ernie kreamer he was a regular at marshland pub he was always telling jokes or playing dominoes , does anyone have any information on him if so please reply to this and i will send you my email address .
Posted by David Lloyd at 16/10/2009 16:05
Yes I remember the cafe in Aire Street - I think they called it the Globe Cafe? By the way Geoff, I saw another post where you said you worked as a driver's mate at Littlewood's Lemonade in First Ave - I don't recall the name but I also worked there for a while around 1969 - my brother Richard was also there for a few years in the early sixties. Remember Golly Thompson, Lionel, Arthur and Mad Tommy the driver's?

There was also another bike shop at the bottom of North Street next to the Peacock pub which had a repair shop in the cellar beneath. I used to go there and help the old guy mend bikes - I'm sure it was also Donogue's. I went to school with one of the sons - Peter.
Posted by Polo at 21/10/2009 20:05
David, the bike shop was Bamforths not Donagues. Both companies had shops in Pasture Road if I remember correctly. I remember Peter Donague also. I think his brother Mike ran the bike shop. Donagues also had a shop on the left of Bridge Street going into Town from Old Goole just before the second bridge which his dad ran. Had my first three wheel bike from there. Happy days.
Posted by Joyce at 13/11/2009 13:21
Do any of you 'oldies' remember a cobblers shop- I think in Alexandra Street,which my father Jack Alcock had I think in the late 1930's. He had been left the business by his uncle Clayton Alcock. Could have been in the part of Alexandra St where Eastgate now stands. Any relatives left?
Posted by Elaine Barrowcliffe at 15/12/2009 21:52
Can anyone please tell me where Goole Co-operative Society was?

My late Grandfather worked in the Haberdashery Department from the late 1940's until his retirement in the early 50's.

I live in the Midlands but have very happy memories of visiting my Grandparents in Goole many years ago.
Posted by Alan Anderson. at 27/12/2009 20:12
To Elaine Barrowcliffe regarding the Co-op in Goole.
Hello Elaine,I came to live in Goole in 1950.The Co-op was very popular with many shops spread through- out the town and local villages.
The Head Office was in Red Lion St. .the first on the left of Pasture road and Included a very big shop on the ground floor.The clothing department you refer to was on Boothferry road ,on the same side as and between Gordon St and Jefferson St.It was a department store,quite Impressive.If you stood with your back to the Railway gates looking out of town you would see the shops on your left about 100yds away.The building is still there but now split into seperate shops. I hope this helps.Alan.
Posted by Bill at 11/01/2010 19:59
I remember my mother taking me to the Co-op Head Office in Red Lion Street once or twice a year to collect something she called the 'diddleum'?. Which I guess involved cashing in some kind of loyalty stamps. Does anyone else remember this, it would be late 50's early sixties. Also our milk was delivered by the Co op milkman and instead of paying him with money we paid with special copper tokens previously bought from the Co op - which seems like a pretty sensible idea
Posted by Stuart (Webmaster) at 11/01/2010 22:23
You can see some Co-op Milk Tokens from the Further Resources link at the top-right of this page
Posted by c.a at 13/01/2010 23:57
so many shops to remember. What about Ballon Yeast store in Aire Street? My grandad went to the hut in Bridge St for meals as he was skipper on Barges in Goole.there was Garners Cafe off Aire Street.I remember Huby's my grandparents lived nearby.Does anyone remember the corner shop near the old Bus Depot (Burlington crescent) nearly opposite Edinburgh St. Also the shop on the corner of Fifth Ave( not Pasture Road end) .There were shops on nearly every street corner in the 50s and 60s and you could buy everything on Boothferry Rd and Pasture rd. Arcade Gowns let you pay weekly to get the latest fashions. Peter Halls music shop was very popular too.this website brings back a lot of memories.
Posted by Alan Anderson at 15/01/2010 22:10
Reference Bill's posting on 11.jan 2010. and the Co-op Head Office.Hello Bill, the refund you got from being a 'Member' of the Co-op was called the 'Dividend'.I'm not sure how often you could draw it out, maybe twice a year.I'm almost certain my Mums dividend number was 1163. which you quoted every time you made a purchase at any of the Co-op shops. The 'Diddleum' you refer to was like a Christmas savings Club run by various people in the town.One such person was a Mr. Bramham.I think ?It was great to know you had something to draw just before Christmas even though you had probably struggled to make the payments through the year!No Credit Cards in those days!!Alan.
Posted by jackie haines at 16/01/2010 09:44
I am trying to trace family members from Goole.My Mothers maiden name was SHEPPARD, her Mother was Leonora Sheppard married to THOMAS SHEPPARD.
Is anyone aware of a Bill Bateman,possibly from Goole also.I would greatly appreciate any information, my E-mail address is
Posted by C.A at 16/01/2010 11:30
re the coop divi I remember my mum shopping at the coop and receiving her divi Also Mr Bramham gave out club cheques that you could use at various shops, One being the Northern Clothing where Hargreaves is now.Some corner shops also gave credit like the ones in Poets corner and Brian Cannon in his shop off Carlisle Street.They were a help in hard times.
Posted by Frank Philpott at 01/02/2010 03:56
I remember my mother drawing her divi once a year. YOU HAD TO SAVE ALL YOUR PURCHASE CHECKS. My brother and I were outfitted for school at the Northern Clothing Co. every year. Stores I remember.. Crappers the butcher...Sheppards for records...Curry`s for bycycles. Home & Colonial..Maypole...Elite in Pasture Rd..Miss Appleyard for Toys...Batty`s in Aire st for Cigarrettes. Leggets for hair cuts...Branson Bowles for Hornby Trains....Gleadows for Lucky Turnovers and miss Steeles for Palm Toffee.
Posted by Christine Rickards at 14/02/2010 19:43
Does anyone remember Antonio White's ice cream parlour.My mum told me about the delights of ice cream when I was growing up inn the war... I was so disappointed when it re-appeared.
I lived in Alexandra Street and there was an ice cream parlour at the back of our lane... possibly next door to Dunderdales. They did wonderful milk shakes and iced drinks.
Posted by Christine Rickards at 14/02/2010 19:49
Someone wrote that they were the grandson of Mr Theaker who ran the cycle shop in Old Goole. I was bridesmaid for Eileen Freer who married someone called Theaker and I'm unable to remember his name. Eileen's sister Violet was my best friend until she died.
Eileen's boyfriend was able to get us more than our fair share of fireworks when they became available. I'd love to know what happened to Eileen because after her mum and Violet died we lost touch. Violet married Barrie Cooledge..
Posted by Frank Philpott at 15/02/2010 04:44
The name Antonio White is familiar. There was also many barrows and bicycles with ice cream. Then came the Walls Bicycles with frozen fruit bars. One in particular came up the back way in 3rd Ave. He used to get the kids round him and he wrote a number down and you had one chance to guess it. If you did you got an ice cream free. He was very popular.
Posted by Christine Rickards at 15/02/2010 06:47
Old age and memories.
It was Alan Theaker who married Eileen Freer. They went to live in Leeds where Alan I believe was an accountant.
Posted by Frank Philpott at 16/02/2010 15:40
There is a reference to Antonio White on Goole entertainment Memories. Juggie 24.4.2007.
Posted by brian sunderland at 25/02/2010 23:34
re anthony white
i remember anthony whites ice cream parlour well it was down ouse street he also had an ice cream cart on goole market his daughter irene still lives in goole.
also down ouse street was scottie drurys second hand shop also smiths electric and radio shop there was also a pub called the crown a lady and gentleman played piano and drums on a saturday night i believe the drummer was tommy bidder there was other shops down ouse street but i cannot remember there names
Posted by Patricia Spink at 27/02/2010 14:13
Co-op Managers
My mum, Marie Spink, nee Watson, worked at the Co-op in Red Lion Street in the 1940's, and remembers the following managers. Percy Street, Cliff Hebden, Escourt Street, Claude Hawksworth, Marshfield Road, William Wright, Carter Street, ? Cawthorne, Wetherill Street, ? Bygrave, Pasture Road, Charlie Whittaker,Red Lion Street, George Ligg, Shoe Shop, Morris Edmondson,Coal Manager Herbert Scutt, Dairy manager Charlie Humble, Pasturising plant manager Alf Harrison.
Posted by Chris B at 02/05/2010 19:35

My great grandmother worked for a while at the North Eastern Hotel on Boothferry Road. It seems that it was whilst there she met her future husband John Richardson a widower and Jeweller. At the time of their marriage in 1917 Johns address is 3 Roseville Terrace in Pasture Road . Johns father was Philip Richardson, also a jeweller so I think it was a family business. I appreciate that this is outside living memory for most but I don't know when the business closed. John was 58 at the time of the marriage and I have been unable to trace his death certificate but he may have carried on working for a while.

Does anyone remember a jeweller in this area - I assume that Roseville Terrace is a section of Pasture Road

Posted by zoe at 11/05/2010 18:30
Can anyone remember the 'You are here' map on Boothferry Road. It was a large blue box with very stiff buttons which made lights come on inside to show where places were. It was outside the Halifax/at the end of Belgravia. Can anyone tell me what happened to it, or does anyone have any pictures please?
Posted by Denise at 13/05/2010 23:27
Down Ouse Street when I was growing up, there was a cafe, I think called Garner's, there was a grocery shop on the corner of Ouse and Aire Street and Mr and Mrs Arrowsmith took it over when the previous owners left and then I think someone called Ledger took over from them. 'Tea Cake' Willson was also down Ouse Street, best bakery for miles. The buses to Marshlands and beyond used Ouse Street as their terminus. Can anyone remember a butcher's down Aire Street, not Oldridges, as a child I called it Mrs. Bacon's but wonder if it was really called Batemans.
Posted by Pauline Stainton nee Reddall at 14/05/2010 20:18
John Richardson died 1923 (Q4) aged 65 years. The Richardson family were well-known clock & watch-makers. Roseville Terrace is marked on the 1911 census as Westfield Ave. Have a look on the stonework on the older houses - names were usually engraved over doors etc.
Posted by Alan at 17/05/2010 14:33
Does anyone remember Balloon Yeast stores on Calder Street.
My cousin Christine Goodworth worked there.

An odd name for a shop?
Posted by June Makin at 20/05/2010 11:59
My parents Bill and Frances Leggott both had shops in Carlisle Street, dad was a barber and mum had a wool shop. I remember Dunderdales and there was a great sweet shop just opposite. Dad had one of the wooden shops along that stretch in the 1940's until they moved to 30/32 around 1949 when I was 2. I remember a furniture shop - Robinsons I think, a shoe shop, garage and a grocers where bacon was sliced for you, butter patted into a slab and sugar weighed and put into dark blue bags. Can't remeber the name of the lady who ran it - wish my memory was better!
My uncle had a butchers in Pasture Road - John Claybourne, another uncle, Fred Evans had a tobaconists near the clock tower and a third, Alf Cowling had a coal business in Marshfied Road. The library was just across the road from where I lived until it moved to it's current location. Would love to hear from anyone who remebers me.
Posted by Gerald Brooksbankger at 20/05/2010 20:17
This is for Denise, who was asking about a Butcher on Aire Street. If you go to the 1937 list of shops you will find that there were three in Aire Street one of whom was called Bateman.
Posted by geoff depledge at 21/05/2010 08:20
you would call the butchers Mrs Bacon as it was a pork butchers. George Bateman died around 1950 but my Aunt Vera ran it herself for many years
Posted by sueb at 26/05/2010 22:22
Does anyone remember Gunns fish & chip shop at the top of Gray St, where you could get fish patties, chips and scraps. The Miss Golding's little sweet shop, where they had a penny tray, all the sweets on it cost no more than one penny, it latter became Carol's at the top of Byron Street. I think there used to be a Co-op shop on the corner opposite the Buchannan pub which Sid Chappell ran? There were other small shops all along Whetherill Street, a butchers shop near St Pauls church and hall. A lot of these shops have long since been changed into homes, and St Pauls demolished and swallowed up by Timms Mill, which in turn has been demolished and when I last visited was still a waste land. I remember them as a small child living in Gray Street with my parents.
Posted by Frank Philpott at 02/06/2010 20:45
Hi June Makin, I always had my haircut in Leggats from when i was a kid and so did my brother and Dad. I am talking the 20`s and early 30`s. I did mention Leggats on GAG
Posted by Frank philpott at 06/06/2010 15:50
Re Grey Street . Did you know the Harrisons at number 2 ?
Posted by brian sunderland at 08/06/2010 23:22
re sueb
regarding weatherill street there were a whole lot of shops down there. my grandfather and father ran the butchers shop opposite saint pauls church --sunderlands. between milton street and byron street there was a fish and chip shop and mrs beamsons fruit and vegetable shop. goldings was on the other corner of byron street. george blackbourn had a sweet shop on one corner of grey street and on the other corner was gunns fish and chip shop . as mentioned there was a large co-op shop on the opposite corner to the buchanan pub a bit further down weatherill street frank monroe had a general grocery shop on the corner of spencer street .
through the side street past the buchanan on the corner of jackson street there was alf wallers hairdressing shop jack hagues grocery shop and tommy mcgraths taxi and sweet shop on three corners a bit further along was charlie gates boot and shoe repair shop
Posted by Pauline Bolton at 11/06/2010 22:35
Posted by trev hardwick at 14/06/2010 20:30
hi to gary masterman just spotted your mention of huby/s shop in fourth ave my mum moved next door to the shop when she was 5 in 1911 her family were called abson she is now 103 years old she has told us some really funny stories about the things that happend in fourth ave years ago i was born in pasture rd after mum moved there in 1944 we now live in iisomerset no one has mentioned eli procters bread shop in pasture rd any one remember the poster he allways had up on the wall ? and what was the name of the shop on the other side of pasture rd where mum used to send me for curd
Posted by brian sunderland at 15/06/2010 00:00
to trev hardwick
i used to work for cyril kershaw delivering milk he had about the fourth shop on the left hand side down pasture road coming down from boothferry road he used to make and sell curd from his shop.
the only abson i knew was eli abson who lived down gordon street he always had a black patch on one eye. he used to go fishing for eels in the river and kept them in a bucket in his back yard
brian sunderland
Posted by trev hardwick at 22/06/2010 19:55
hi brian i asked mum about eli abson as i have never heard of him she said he used to do a lot of poaching and that he was my grandad benjamins step brother all the absons lived in gorden and cross gorden street
Posted by Gerald Brooksbank at 22/06/2010 21:59
Mr Goulden had a chip shop, but where? I remember it as being at the Kingsway end of Queensway but I have been told it was actually in Richard Cooper Street. Is my memory that bad?
Posted by CA at 24/06/2010 18:21
Posted by broadway at 09/07/2010 10:33
what about the best, butchers in goole, Jim nightingales a true gent, fantastic pork pies, excellent sausages, could just eat one..
Posted by David |Lea-Jackson at 14/07/2010 15:12
Following on from Brians comments(8th of june).As a very small boy in the 40's I remember spending hours in Charlie Gates shop fascinated by the way he could cut and shape leather for soles and heels from large sheets of leather he had in the shop and the knives he had were something else,truly a craftsman the like of which are hard to come by today.Charlie lived with his wife next door to another shop owner a delightfull man by the name of Mr Joy (Joy Boy) sweets and newspapers.Happy Days!
David L-J.
Posted by helen lloyd at 19/08/2010 23:21
does any one know what was sold at the shop owned by George Botley 35 North st, the list on the website just says shopkeeper. the shop was owned by Charles Simpson a french polisher ( my gt grandad) then by his daughter & son in law Maud & George Botley
also what was the shop called
thanx helen
Posted by Geoff LeVoguer at 29/08/2010 11:46
George Botley was a southerner, (Londoner I believe,) he and his wife sold sweets and ran the occasional coach trip to the seaside. He walked with a limp and used a stick. They kept a rather noisy dog in the back yard. Their daughter Maud, married a Herbert Morrit and in the early 70s lived in Cecil Street.
Posted by Julie Mccann at 30/08/2010 23:26
Chris I noticed a mention of John Richardsons..... a family business of jewelers/ watch and clock makers? I am really interested to find out the name of their shop and when and why the shop closed? How long was it established for? Was there a daughter called Madge and a relative named Tibb? Many thanks
Posted by Julie Mccann at 30/08/2010 23:37
Hi Chris
I noticed your reference to John Richardson. Do you know the name of his shop and if the family business in watch and clockmaking was long established? Also does anyone know of Madge Richardson who left Goole in the 1920s with Tibb. Many thanks
Posted by helen lloyd at 02/09/2010 01:20
thanx Geoff, for the info, i remember Maud who lived down cecil st.
Posted by Barrie P Spink at 15/10/2010 23:49
Reference helen lloyd at 19/08/2010
As a Schoolboy I worked after school at F.A.Bamforth shop who sold bikes, Radio and TV, they were located at 33 North Street. The shop next door was owned by George Botley and we often used to buy sweeties and lemonade from him. Another lady on this site informed me that the shop was just known as Botleys as I could not remember what the name was. There were quite a lot of children lived in that area in the early 1950's and they used to frequent that shop.Regards
Posted by Denise at 16/10/2010 22:49
Hello Geoff, how are you and your brothers? I see you're in N. Lincs same as us. I remember Bottley's sweet shop so vividly, my best mate, also called Denise, used to toddle up the road every day to buy a few sweets. I also loved going to Whitehead's on Victoria Street, but that was usually on a Sunday, dad would send me for toffee and chocolate eclairs, his favourite. Mrs Whitehead had her grandchildren living there I think, Jennifer and Graham they were called. She always seemed to have a lovely smell of dinner cooking. Can you remember Beecrofts that was also on Victoria Street they sold groceries etc., I think the daughter was called Brenda. Happy days.
Posted by Jan townend at 13/11/2010 23:17
I remember foster and Tetleys. My mum used to pay a weekly amount, recorded in a book and this enabled her to rig us out for such occasions as the whit procession. She also paid into a club with mrs colbridge for shoes down Carlisle street.
Posted by trev hardwick at 29/11/2010 21:07
i from somerset not a shop i know but in the fifetys going to alex there used to be a old chap sat in the subway doing crayon drawings he had lost both legs so how he got there i never knew his hat usually had some coppers in it can someone else remember him
Posted by Bill at 29/11/2010 21:48
I think I have a faint recollection of the man without legs.
There was another man who was always seen on the station every evening. He was the chap who used to collect the newspapers (Hull Daily Mail & Yorkshire Post) when they arrived by train. He would distribute them to us paper boys. In fact we bought them off him and we kept the money we collected from the customers. I made a profit of about 30 bob a week - good money then. I bought the round from my cousin and sold it to a friend when I'd had enough of it. The only time I have been self employed. Anybody know who that man was? I remember he was quite a character.
Posted by Denise Walker at 01/12/2010 02:14
Do you remember Kitchens Bakery that was once Richies??? that was My Dads, we moved to the BoothferryRoad shop in 1972 which is now a Salvation Army charity shop. Also the Bakehouse in Richard Cooper Street which sadly is no longer standing, The bread strike in the 70's was a sell out lol
Posted by pedro at 20/12/2010 08:08
Gerald Brooksbank memory correct Goldens had a fishshop at both locations mentioned
Posted by Graham Theaker at 23/12/2010 22:03
For Christine Rickards... Let me have your email address and I will send you a nice photo of Eileen Freer and Alan Theaker wedding showing bridesmaids, of which you may be one?
Posted by marjorie hardwick nee waite at 01/01/2011 19:52
to denise walker re richies cake shop i worked their in 1961 / 62 i also worked at the bakehouse on a saturday morning me and a friend used to cycle down their at 5 am we had to scrub all the uneven tiled floor we also used to ride in the three wheel electric van bringing the bread and cake to the shop when i left i came to live in somerset in january 1963 regards marjorie
Posted by mrs p wright at 20/03/2011 14:50
hi can you tell me if the croppers still live in goole they had a butchers there.
Posted by Keith at 21/03/2011 07:27
I think you mean Crappers the butchers, who had quite a few shops in Goole. From memory there was one near the George pub, one at the top of the subway near to Sheppards music shop, one at the corner of 1st Avenue /Pasture Road, and I believe a shop on the corner of Marlborough Avenue / Pasture Road oposite Mellars cycle shop.
Posted by paul at 24/03/2011 17:44
Re: David Lea-Jackson 14/7/2010
I remember Charlie Gates from the late '40's/early '50's as he lived at no. 51 Jackson Street next door to my grandparents. His wife Dora worked in a fish and chip shop in Weatherill Street between Milton Street and Byron Street or the next block up. As your comments followed on from Brian talking about shops in Weatherill Street were you suggesting Charlie's shop was there as I seem to recall he had a small shop in Amy Street?
Posted by ED POLLARD at 21/07/2011 23:43
Frank Crappers shop was near the George, Ron&Ted Crappers was next Platt & Feathersons Pasture Rd Boothferry Rd, Ron &Ted split and Ted opened a store oppisite the post office on Pasture Rd
Posted by Robert at 03/08/2011 18:26
For old pictures of Goole shops, including Crappers, have a look at
Posted by Robert at 16/08/2011 12:38
Yes, Susan, it was your website. Sorry for getting it wrong. Enjoyed very much looking at your collection of old photographs. Thanks.
Posted by Robert Ward at 16/08/2011 21:12
Some may be interested in the book I've just finished, "Famous for Suits: the story of Foster and Tetley, clothiers and outfitters of Goole." Available from ISBN 978-1-4476-7563-1.
Posted by Phil at 29/08/2011 10:02
1891 Census shows Louise Shust aged 18 living at 42 Boothferry Road as a servant from Germany living with Barbara Strecker, Head and a widow aged 29 yrs and a Pork Butcher from Germany along with George Strecker, a relative aged 24 yrs and a Pork Butcher, from Germany,Lily Strecker a relative aged 21 yrs and a Shop Minder from Germany and finally Heinrick Humerer a servant aged 17 yrs, a Pork Butcher from Germany.

Anyone got any background on this group and in particular Louise?
Posted by Keith Wilson at 18/10/2011 22:54
I remember the man with no legs who did the crayon drawings in the subway, he travelled about on a board with wheels on and pushed himself along with gloved hands. I also remember a man selling the papers was his name Haghe.
Posted by keith at 20/10/2011 16:31
I wonder how much longer the road around the clock tower roundabout will last without resurfacing. Its been in a shocking state for years.
Posted by nick at 12/11/2011 22:09
hi,im not from goole but i dug up a bottle with the name 'conway & lansdale ltd goole' on it i cant seem to find anything about it, i wondered if anyone knows anything about it.thanks nick
Posted by Pauline Stainton at 13/11/2011 20:49
Ernest Lansdale was a merchant at 34 Burlington Crescent. The family came after the 1891 census & had left before the 1901 which should help you date the bottle. Their eldest son was baptized Ernest Conway.
Posted by nick at 17/11/2011 19:14
thank you very much for your help
Posted by billy littlefair at 14/12/2011 14:07
i was born in 1964 in north street next door to bamforths shop though i dont remember this as we moved to elsie street in 67 .are there any photos of bridge street in its hay day .thanks for the trip down memory lane.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 07/01/2012 11:59
can anyone remember Alf Hattersley's shop half way down Stanley Street. This shop was run by Alf and his wife Enid. What I would like to know is . Did they have any children? Also what happened to this family when they pulled the houses down to make what is now a car park?
Posted by bert fisk at 07/01/2012 19:18
Does anyone remember a decorators shop in old goole run by bert fisk
Posted by Denise at 24/01/2012 20:37
My husband's uncle married Mr Fisk's daughter, Mary. She used to tell me that her dad had a decoraters shop in Old Goole. Mr and Mrs Fisk went to live near Immingham I think, but their daughter Mary and her husband have just moved to Brigg from Garthorpe.
Posted by Mike Ganley at 22/02/2012 17:36
Reading these postings brought back so many memories. I'd completely forgotten how many shops there were in Bridge street. I do remember Fisks decorating shop but can't remember which street. Remember going in there with my mum to buy paint and wallpaper. can anyone remember a habadashery shop - Mrs Crushworth's - at the corner of Swinefleet road and Humber Street. A real old curiosity shop. Even in the early 60's was like going back in time.
My favourite shop was Peter Hall records in the arcade. That's where most of my butcher's round money went.
Posted by david harrison at 10/03/2012 22:03
I wonder if anyone can remember Harry Burkhill who married Emily Ann Garland in 1910? He was an hairdresser at 18 on the 1911 census and Emily was a relative of my Cousin who lives in Goole. Harry died in 1961 has anyone heard of him and where he worked or did he have his own shop ? Thanks
Posted by Paul Campsell at 10/03/2012 22:59
David Harrison
Harry Burkill had his own hairdressing business in Colonels Walk in Goole in the 40's and 50's. Probably no.4 Colonels Walk, next door to Liggs cobblers. After he died the shop was taken over by Jack Redford and subsequently Mally Lace. He now has a business in Carlisle Street.
One of Harrys other jobs was shaving and hairdressing at the local hospital.
Hope this is of help to you.
Posted by Donna at 13/03/2012 22:56
I am doing a family research project on Mr Peter Hall who owned two music shops. One was on Doncaster Road, Selby, and the other was at 3 The Arcade, Goole, in the 1970's. Unfortunately I do not know where he was born or if he was married

Please can anyone tell me anything about him?? any help at all would be appreciated
Posted by H.M.D. at 16/03/2012 11:04
Hi! Goole
I'm interested to find out if anyone remembers the guy who fell into one of the Goole dock locks. Which lock and how close was the nearest pub ;-) I understand it was reported in the local paper. Cheers.
Posted by Barrie P Spink at 20/03/2012 23:22
Attention David Harrison
I lived in Goole from 1949 till 1955 and I often went to that hairdressing shop in Colonels Walk, I think that he also came to cut my grand father's hair when he was ill.
I also seem to remember another hairdresser in that locality called Earnshaw but perhaps it is my memory playing tricks after many years.

Posted by keith at 21/03/2012 11:22
Earnshaw the barber was on Pasture Road between Marlborough Ave and Fifth Ave. About 4 shops up from Mellars cycle shop. Pattersons hairdresser was on the opposite side of Pasture Rd at the Boothferry Rd end, near to Lilly Gunns fish and chip shop.
Posted by june at 18/04/2012 13:43
Can anyone remember the name of the cafe in Carlisle Street in the 1960's?
Posted by ian blee at 19/04/2012 18:47
to June.
the coffee bar was The Whippy Bar i think
Posted by Arthur Kendall at 20/04/2012 18:14
For Barrie Spink - You are correct, Barrie, in recalling hairdresser Mr. Earnshaw. My brother Colin and I had to go there every few weeks and we hated it - primarily because it was always packed and you thus waited ages to be 'done', which wasted a whole precious Saturday morning. We weren't very keen on being 'bolshed' (very close-cropped) either but mum liked the economic aspect!
Posted by Barrie P Spink at 22/04/2012 23:33
Hi Arthur Kendall,
Good to see that you are still following this site and that you arekeeping well

Posted by Arthur Kendall at 25/04/2012 10:53
Hello again Barrie - Do you remember the Clarkson family a few doors up from my home at 49 Rutland Road? I have tried several times to find out anything about my childhood best pal Dave, who was smallish, always smiling, a great friend. Lost touch sometime in the sixties.
Best wishes
Posted by Bill at 25/04/2012 13:41
Then there was the demon barber at the bottom end of Edinburgh Street, opp Argyle St.,possibly called Jack's? He'd drop most of the clippings down your back and when finished slap on some inferior brylcreem type product. Slightly better was one located at first floor level in a building at the top of Carter Street, was very popular but can't remember name. I thought the poshest was the one opp. the Tower Cinema in Carlisle Street, for no other reason than I was told you had to make an appointment - a unique and bizarre concept for barbers in Goole at that time.
Posted by Paul at 25/04/2012 19:50
In the late '40's and until I left Goole in 1954 I recall the barber at the top of Carter Street was Don Cowling. Some barbers used trugel which "set" to keep your hair in place.
Posted by Robert Ward at 27/04/2012 09:38
I used to get sent to Alec Howlett's in Parliament Street to have my my hair cut.
Posted by Barrie P Spink at 07/05/2012 23:35
To Arthur Kendall
I do not remember the Clarkson family in Rutland Road but do remember the Clarkson family in New Close Lane, I wonder if they were related to each other.
nice to hear from you keep in touch

Barrie P Spink
Posted by ian blee at 08/05/2012 20:16
to Arthur Kendall....
two off the clarkson boys from rutland rd live behind me in western rd. dont no their names but they have a sister who still lives in rutland of the boys is married to a girl who was called bowser he used to be in the RAF.will try and find out their names for you.
Posted by Arthur Kendall at 11/05/2012 21:58
For Ian Blee
Great stuff Ian - many thanks. My pal Dave Clarkson was an RAF man for (I think) about 5 years, during which period I did my National Service. After the RAF Dave worked as a civvy at a Yorkshire airfield - possibly Church Fenton or Sherburn-in-Elmet. His Rutland road address was no. 57, so I will send a note there to see which sister is in residence - maybe Sheila.
Posted by Arthur Kendall at 11/05/2012 22:04
For Barrie Spink
Hello again Barrie. - From our boyhood days I don't recall any connection between my pal Dave and any Clarksons in New Close Lane, although I suppose if you go back far enough we're all related :-) . Best wishes. Arthur.
Posted by broadway at 19/05/2012 14:33
anybody ever get into the Riverside coffee bar, the back room, full of smoke, great juke box, great crowd of folks, Brin, Bert, myler, tina sue, val, to name but a few, oxo a tanner a cup, two greeks who owed it were good guys as well, Chris and Vass... happy days...
Posted by ian blee at 21/05/2012 18:06
to Arthur Kendal,
if you have no luck at rutland rd daves address is 4 western rd goole
Posted by Glynne Hughes at 26/05/2012 07:39
I remember Joe /Jack Moore who had the barber's shop at the end of Edinburgh St. He was indeed a "demon" barber and his efforts often appeared to have been made with a knife and fork.Don Cowling had a lock up wooden hut at the end of Carter St. Don was notoriously right wing (somewhat to the right of Genghis Khan it was said) . The legend was that at times he would refuse to cut the hair of anyone he assumed to be a socialist.
I can't remember the name of the barber opposite the Tower but I used him regularly between 1956 and 1960 because, since he worked the appointment system there was no waiting in queues.
In my boyhood days I used to visit Eddie Cooper (who was known as a "gentleman" barber) on Swinefleet Road at the end of Morley St. I believe his son took over the shop after I left the Goole area in 1961.
Posted by Arthur Kendall at 30/05/2012 22:31
For Ian Blee
Many thanks for Dave Clarkson's address Ian - I will write to him directly. Cheers. Arthur.
Posted by anon at 10/09/2012 08:39
I was in goole 49 to 70 How many barbers shops?
Posted by sue fielder at 14/10/2012 10:10
Any ladies remember paramount hairstyles Aire street?
Posted by Denise at 08/11/2012 20:41
Hi Sue, I remember Paramount hairdressers, there was also one across the road just along from the arcade, it looked like someones house with the hairdressers room at the front. By the way , are you the Sue Fielder that lived next door to us down Broadway?
Posted by eddie audas at 10/11/2012 21:36
for the interest of anyone, Pattersons hairdressers was No. 29 Pasture road and at the rear of it was Bookie walkers , Bookmaker. No. 31 used to be a Tripe shop then was taken over by Maddam Doris, a secondhand clothes shop. Lacies groceers and sweet shop was at the corner of Queens Ave and Red Lions street.
Posted by roy powles at 13/11/2012 19:38
hello D
Posted by sue fielder at 13/11/2012 20:20
GREETINGS Denise yes its me;60s best time ever;chitchat soon..
Posted by margaret (nee Harness) at 16/11/2012 22:26
Really enjoyed the memories of the town that I grew up in ! Does anyone remember Hume's fish shop in Western Road?
I am also related to the Sheppard's music shop mentioned by Jackie Haines. My grandmother's maiden name was Sheppard and I remember a very elderly gentleman visiting our house in Western Road when I was very small....pre school age. I wonder if he was the Thomas Sheppard mentioned in Jackie Haines letter?
Posted by Bill at 16/11/2012 23:36
Would that be the fish shop at the Pasture Rd/Westfild Ave end of Western Road? I remember we used to hang out outside sitting on a wall, which annoyed the proprietor who would come out and berate us for dropping litter before we had actually dropped any. Also remember a girl fiend eating chips out of the bag with her gloves on,as it was a cold night - which for some inexplicable reason I found, and still find, quite funny.
( the street names 'Pasture' and 'West field' and several others obviously have historical connection to a former rural period, not something I ever realised or considered at the time)
Posted by Bill at 16/11/2012 23:46
Just checked Google Earth, Street View and see there is still a Fish & Chip shop in the location I was thinking of.
Posted by margaret (nee Harness) at 17/11/2012 21:29
I think it would be about number 5 western road as we lived almost opposite at number 8. When Humes had the fishshop, people came from quite a distance as it was a very popular "chippie" in the 50's and 60's. The shop changed hands and eventually closed down . There is a fishshop still thriving in westfield ave though ...just next to the newsagents that used to be called "Green's" many years ago. On this block of shops used to be "Miss Holland's" and "O'Donnell's" and "Darnbrough's" butcher shop.
Posted by Robert Ward at 19/11/2012 14:59
One of the things I remember about Hume's fish shop is that in the early 1970s they had an assistant who was the fastest fish and chip wrapper-upper you've ever seen. It was worth going in just to watch her. The wonderful fish and chips were a bonus.
The shop was then owned by Derek and Pauline (Popsy) Hume, but had been started by Derek Hume's parents, Walter Eric Hume and Dorothy (Dolly) Tate, who was from the family of Tate's fish shop, Rawcliffe. The Tate family had several other fish shops away from Goole. One in Rotherham is remembered by Mike Marsh in 'Growing Up in Goole' vol 3, page 11. Someone once joked of the Rawcliffe shop, that Jack Tate was known far and wide for the size of his fish - he used a Swan Vestas match box as a template.
Posted by trev hardwick at 20/11/2012 21:49
re the shops in westfield ave the fish shop in the 1950 s was the tomlinsons and has margaret said greens paper shop then edna holland who was my mums best friend untill edna died ( mum is now 106 years old ) then odonells and the butchers and on the corner of colonels walk was anny & minny may - just been looking on street view and pasture road as changed so much since i left in 1958
Posted by John C. Wraith at 08/12/2012 12:34
I used to have lunch everyday at Hackforth's cafe,above the shop.I attended Gwalia Preparatory School in Hook Road,so needed to eat somewhere as I lived out of Goole.A good three course lunch was three and sixpence,and one week the bill rose to seventeen and six,because I dared to have a Christmas Dinner on the Friday.My mother was quite horrified that the cost was nearing one pound for the week!Mrs Richardson was the manageress,a very smart lady!
Posted by sue burlington cres at 18/12/2012 19:00
GREETINGS all you Goole folk many happy twixmases;
Posted by ed pollard at 05/01/2013 16:42
fish & chip shop pasture rd end of western rd was Humes or something like that.
Posted by Gwen Steels nee Middleton at 09/01/2013 23:46
Wow some happy memories coming back, i used to live on Murham ave, opposite Margaret Harness, her sister Joan mum Phylis, n Billy, my dad n Billt were mates n used to go out together to the pub, i remember Humes chip shop, and Todds sweet shop on Western rd, happy times
Posted by broadway at 19/01/2013 13:15
best fish"n" chip shop was the one across from the cop shop and market it was alwasy packed and did great patties the chips tasted like chips, none of the oven stuff or sunflower oil crap we have today you got the real thing.. and scraps, if you were flush you could go in the back and sitdown egg "n" chips cup tea, slice of B&B, cost one and a kick,.. its all about style, lol,,,
Posted by Bill at 19/01/2013 15:51
Broadway, you are absolutely right - the fish shop across from the cop shop was the best. Now I have to spend the rest of the day trying to remember what is was called.
Posted by marjorie hardwick (nee waite) at 19/01/2013 21:21
i can remember the fish shop near the police station i worked at woolworths in the late sixties and we used to go for dinner on a friday i don.t think i have tasted fish chips and peas since i cannot remember the name i left goole in 1963
Posted by Corby Bunting at 20/01/2013 22:26
The Fish shop on the corner of Estcourt Terrace and Stanley Street belonged to the Marshalls in the 40's.then became owned by the Atkinson Family( late of Gordon Street ) in the 50's.after the houses were pulled down in Estcourt Street and Stanley Street to make way for a Car Park. Thereby a whole community moved away.No doubt taking with them many happy memories. To me the street have lost their identity and my street does not even have a nameplate.although the fish shop is still standing
Posted by Bill at 21/01/2013 00:38
Hi Corby, hope you're keeping well. Yes, Atkinsons was the name I was trying to remember. My mum was their cleaner for a while. Bill
Posted by Keith at 27/01/2013 10:48
Two other great fish shops sited on Pasture Road were, Lilley Gunns, and Waite's Pattie Shop great when exiting the swimming baths a nice peppery pattie.
Posted by suze at 29/01/2013 13:14
A young boy stood the library corner playing an accordian 60s?
Posted by Graham at 12/02/2013 00:39
If we are talking about really good Fish n Chip shops then the two opposite each other on Wetherill Street have to come out tops, it was difficult to choose between the two as to which one to get your friday/saturday night supper from, they were both so good.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 14/02/2013 11:37
Bill I have a large photo of a number of people present at somes home. The event was a Street party thrown by Mr. and Mr, Atkinson. I recognise most of the people present .but maybe your mam may be on it .email me and I'll send it
Posted by Denise at 03/03/2013 18:57
We lived down North Street and always went to Kelly's chippie, best fish and chips ever. If I sat on our front doorstep and waited for my uncle Bob, he always gave me a threepenny bit and off I'd go to Kelly's for a bag of chips.
I can remember the lad playing the accordion, think it was Tommy Tune, if not Tommy it was one of his brothers.
Posted by Robert Ward at 18/03/2013 15:59
Very interesting to read Phil de Cobain's comments in the Goole Times this week giving the reasons why they are closing their last store to become an online retailer only. The comments seem worthy of wider circulation.
The family has had a shop in Goole for around 100 years starting originally with a bicycle shop, and has been in electricals since just after the war. He believes Goole is now no longer a retail town, partly as a result of bad planning decisions, and that it is too late to do anything about it. There are no more than 5 quality retailers left. He traces the change back to the loss of the M&S store, following which Goole lost the ability to attract people in from the outlying villages, and there is now no longer anything to come into Goole for. He believes the Wesley Square development was disastrous, splitting the town in two and destroying the town's main car park, and not least it is built of yellow brick in a red brick town. Also, possibly a quarter of the population now are from overseas, and many send money home rather than spend it locally.
It amounts to a pretty strong statement, and although Goole is clearly not the only place in the country with fewer shops than it had, it is certainly very different from how it used to be.
Posted by Steve Rodgers at 22/07/2013 19:26
I am related to the streckers that had a butchers shop on boothferry road. Anyone have any photos or more info on them? Would be much appreciated.
Posted by Paul at 23/07/2013 16:30
As a small start in your quest for information if you search and click on old photos ,then goole , 8 rows down you will find a thumnail photo of the shop's signage. To get a larger and better quality copy you will have to pay.
Posted by Paul sutton at 06/10/2013 10:31
Does anyone remember dougie Dawson barbers in Gordon street and Murray milners shop also in Gordon street. Abdys butchers and Milner green grocers .last but not least old mr and mrs batters small shop in Gordon street too. Long time ago .....
Posted by paul at 08/10/2013 18:19
Glynne Hughes 2012
Can't believe Don Cowling was to the right of Genghis Khan as I came across the following advert in a programme for the Tower cinema on this site.
"Care and Preservation of hair
demands an expert hairdresser
Don Cowling
All classes of Gentlemens' hairdressing".!!!
At the time his address was 136 Boothferry Road, in a row of shops opposite Jackson Street. I only recall him in Carter Street,possibly no.8.
Posted by David Woods at 06/11/2013 14:32
I'm trying to get some information and hopefully some photos of our current property which seems to be at the 'wrong end' of Pasture Road (143) as far as photos seem to go.
I've so far found out it used to be Leggitts (?) wool shop and was bracketed between Walkers? hairdressers and Cawthornes gents outfitters with Salmons grocers on the corner where the Chinese takeaway now is.
If any one has any further information I'd appreciate it, I'd love some old photos for the waiting room

Many thanks in advance - David and Ruth Woods
Posted by keith at 06/11/2013 18:15
I spent most of my childhood down the Pasture Road area, I can vividly remember Enid Walkers hair dresser, Cawthorn's outfitters and Salmon's grocer. But cannot remember Leggett' wool shop in this position. The Leggett wool shop I remember was on Carlisle Street
Posted by Sharon Healey at 11/11/2013 23:03
My Mother Patricia Sager/right worked in Batemans Bakeries, In the 50's, Would someone tell me about my mother ... Rumor has it that she moved to Kent with Batemans Bakeries, She was also from an Orphanage in Halifax ...and worked in one of the Cotton Mills In Hebden Bridge, I really need help if someone can Help me, Many Thanks Sharon.
Posted by keith at 12/11/2013 20:51
Can't remember any bakeries in Goole named Bateman !
Posted by Burlington cres Su at 20/11/2013 13:50
Keith - correct Leggots Carlisle st bought all coloured silks there age 8 ;can still hear click of scissors hair next door.
Posted by paul at 20/11/2013 22:08
As well as running his shop I recall Mr Cawthorn(e) was also the choirmaster at St.Pauls church.
Posted by margaret audas nee hockney at 18/12/2013 06:11
christine rickards. what a fantastic memory you have. let me know if you are ever visiting benidorm let me know, we will have a catch up. that goes for anyone else who knows me or eddie. all type small as right arm encased in plaster. one way out of cooking christmas dinner.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 02/01/2014 13:34
Just found this site, reading through comments Branson Bowles was mentioned as Pasture Rd it was on Boothferry Rd first shop after Station Hotel, Edmund Gibbins was in P/Rd. My sister in law worked in Foster & Tetleys also Gunns who had the fish & chip shops were her Aunties. To go to Dunderdales does anyone remember the daughters Betty,Julie & Hazel touring with the Beatles as the Dale Sisters. Finally I used to always buy my darts from Seltzers and afterwards from the Northern when he moved there.
Posted by June Makin at 05/01/2014 19:26
Hi David
My mother, Frances Leggott, did indeed have a wool shop in Pasture Road. Not sure I have any photos but will have a look around.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 13/01/2014 13:51
To Margeret Audas-Did you live in Empson Ave. a long time ago
Posted by Margaret Audas at 20/02/2014 02:07
Tony Clyne. Yes I lived down Empson Ave. no.17 from June 1952 until I married in March 1962. I had a brother 10 years my junior named Alan. Sadly he died in 2009. I am now married to my second husband, also from Goole, Eddie Audas who lived with his mother, aunt and uncle at Richardson's Elecriical shop on the corner of Red Lion Street and Pasture Road. My grandma, Annie Nicholson and my cousin John Nicholson also lived at no 6 Empson.
My mum died when I was 15 and my father re married Eva. She had a daughter who also lived with us until she married in 1960. She was Iris Tether who married Clive Laycock from Pasture Road. I guess I should know you, but I am blaming my memories on old age now. My trade mark was my flaming red hair and bad temper to match.
Posted by Keith at 20/02/2014 17:03
Does anyone remember Mellar's bike shop on Pasture Road. The pungent smell of inner-tube adhesive when walking through the door. H&S would have had a field day.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 21/02/2014 13:32
Margaret Audas,certainly remember your trade mark, used to walk or should I say hurry to school with you now and then as you like me had a habit of running late but that would be in second form as we moved to Marshfield Rd. between sec and third forms. Sorry can`t place any of relations you mention, also couldn`t understand why you asked about Helen as she is fourteen years younger than us and was born after we left Empson but a word with Steve soon cleared that up
Posted by Margaret Audas at 27/02/2014 22:20
So Steve has told you then, we were neighbours down Fountayne st. I am still in touch with Helen and their daughters Emma and Laura via facebook. Emma comes to Benidorm each autumn. Not to see me I must add, but I can find her when I want. I have still got a vicious temper although my hair is graying round the edges now. Can still see the red bit though. I enjoyed living down Empson, mainly I think because it was nearer to school. When I first started at G.G,S, 1950 we lived in Chestnut ave. Further to go and of course if you tried to get in late, chances were you were seen by Mr. Latimer or Miss Venables. Easier to slip in from Centenary Rd. When I lived in Hull, I really missed Goole, and was happiest went I moved back. I missed it again when we moved here but after visiting last Sptember I am very pleased I no longer live there. What has happened? It certainly wasn't the same place. Anyway thanks for the memories.
Posted by mags at 02/03/2014 23:00
I worked at Fine Fare supermarket at the top of Pasture road on Saturday morning while I was in school. I believe that was the first 'supermarket' in Goole. Also remember a shop further down Pasture road that sold prams and baby stuff. Can't remember the name but I bought many items for my first child there.
Posted by Norman Roberts at 03/03/2014 19:24
Edi aurdus do your remember setting your bathroom curtains on fire after setting off a skyrocket in your back yard hope you and Margaret are well
Posted by Margaret Audas at 03/04/2014 00:29
This is Margaret Norman I see Eddie has not answered you. We are both well and enjoying the Benidorm weather at the moment before it gets TOO hot. He is having a well earned rest just now as I broke my arm just before Christmas. Well I had to get our of cooking Christmas Dinner somehow. After that I got a terrible bout of flu so he has been busy looking after me. Looking forward to going to Seville next month, but he hates having to push me in the wheelchair. Have an electric one here but not allowed on the long distance buses as they are not allowed to lift them on and off and definately too heavy for him now. Still he grumbles but forgets it once he gets his camera out. Well hope you and yours are all o.k. Keep safe. xx
Posted by Keith at 03/04/2014 09:47
To Eddie Audas...OK Eddie what shop has the Lions on? thought it could have been around Red Lion St but I can't see them.
Posted by Norman Roberts at 06/04/2014 19:58
Thanks Margaret for your reply, I hope you and Eddy feel better soon, and hope your trip works out OK for you both.regards Jane and Norman
Posted by Sue at 13/04/2014 01:24
Sorry to say Fine Fare wasn't not at the top of Pasture Road that was Savemore. Fine Fare was where Shoe Zone is now and before closing it changed to Shoppers Paradise.
Posted by Ann Wilson Nee Bristow at 07/05/2014 21:08
I lived in Goole from 1961 to 1971. I went down Pasture Road most days. I think the pram and baby shop was owned by Mr Donoghue. I know he owned a shop which had some brilliant toys in the window. His wife taught at Kingsway Primary School. They also owned a bike shop down Pasture Road. I think there was Keith Sandersons Jewellers shop and there was a lovely card shop. The butchers at the end of Pasture Road was called Mr Crapper and the chemist next door was a Mr Coggrave. My favourite shop was the Goole Times Shop on Boothferry Road
Posted by Keith at 19/05/2014 07:33
Another quicky,

Where will you find terracotta plant pots, with flowers ,built into the brickwork over a shop ?
Posted by Anon 70 plus old Codger at 29/05/2014 18:39
Keith I think you will find a cafe below the plant pots,I don't want to give too much away.
Keith if you go to the end of church street turn left and look above the first door on the left, when I first notice it I was amazed at what I saw
Anon 70 plus old Codger
Posted by Keith at 29/05/2014 20:34
Hi Codger,
you could be right with the plant pots, in its day there was a shop below a classy restaurant similar to Betty's of York. Does this ring any bells. With regard to your Church St if you take a look at the start of the Ships page I think you will find what you described.Most A & C brick buildings are architecturally fantastic !
Posted by Anon Old-codger 70 Plus at 05/08/2014 19:22
Keith re plant pots,I wander what the Statues ether side of the pots set back in ther little alcoves what or who are they,have they got any relevance to our town, it would be nice to no if anyone has any information on the two statues,or are they just for decoration. Anon
Old Codger 70 plus
Posted by Anon Old Codger 70 plus at 11/08/2014 21:47
Keith I would like to correct myself regarding the above, the statues are a couple of shops away from the plant pots.
Regards Anon Old Codger 70 plus
Posted by The Clitheroe Kid at 15/08/2014 00:56
Does anyone else remember when there were chip shops all over the place ? Let's say, in the 50's, 60's and 70's. There was always a long queue on a Friday dinnertime wherever you went. Does anyone else remember the postcard size poems and funnies stuck on the walls of some of them ? Your eyes would be drawn to them as your chips browned. They were penned by someone by the name of Lu Lu ? A bit saucy some of them were, like seaside postcards. I'll give you an example. In fact it's the only one I can remember.

She offered her honour
He honoured her offer
And all of the night
It was honour and offer

True story
Posted by Derek Barnes at 15/08/2014 11:32
Does anyone remember the name of the dress makers , opposite goole baths about 40-50 years ago , began with an S if I recall correctly ?
Posted by TCK at 15/08/2014 14:18
Derek. Was it a family name or a stylish name ? Probably totally wrong here but I have got the name Sabine in my head now. I think Sabine is a style of dress too. While we are talking about across from the Baths, there was a quaint little knitting shop called Wendy Wool. That doesn't help, I know. I'll get me coat.
Posted by mabel waterland at 19/09/2014 16:56
can anyone remember where the old bon marche shop was situated in goole in the 1950s seem to think it was where bailys offices are now but not sure
Posted by Tony Clyne at 20/09/2014 12:49
Mabel Waterland, Bon Marche was next to Flemmings furniture shop which later got extended so now it will be part of the bright green Polish shop.T.C.
Posted by mabel waterland at 21/09/2014 13:08
thanks for that info on the bon marche someone had asked me about it and I just couldn't recall where it was
Posted by Anon Old Codger 70 plus. at 24/09/2014 10:19
Mabel Bon Marsh had a shop at 90 boothferry Rd in 1937,if you look down the side of shops and shopping memories 9 listings will come up,on all Goole shops and owners in Goole During 1937.have a interesting time browsing as I did.
Regards Anon Old Codger 70 plus.
Posted by Anon Old Codger 70plus at 28/11/2014 18:06
lidl Farmfoods and the pound shop please keep the front of your shops clean and free from rubbish,on visiting your shops today Blackfriday morning it was not plesent to see the amount of rubbish on the path and in the bushes outside your shops,what do you think the visitors from out of town think what a mess Goole is,if you have not got an employer to keep the path and car park clean I sergest you get one, you want to draw us to your shops to spend our money so I hope you take notice of the condition in front of your shops and please have it cleaned to please me and many other locals and visiters many thanks.
anon Old Codger 70plus.
Posted by karen Neville(nee White) at 01/12/2014 16:57
I remember being a child in a pram sitting outside Maypole on Boothferry road and the shop owner came out to give me a fig biscuit. I ended up working as a Saturday girl in the same shop when it became Liptons, starting in 1970. Mr Waterfall was the manager - always whistling with always a smile and a joke. I worked with the late Dawn Campling - such a lovely lass. We used to drink camp coffee at break time in the back , down some stairs in a long funny shaped room. We sold joints of meat and cooked meats weighed out in quarters ready in the window. Cheeses of every kind and cooked chickens on the spit, twice the size they are now in Tesco. It was my job to put the canopy up to shield the window. Wow was it busy on a Friday and Saturday! - shop completely full of customers from morn til eve and hardly any one pushed in or complained.
Next door was Baines toy shop (how exciting that shop window was!) then Maynards sweet shop then Kitwoods bakery on the corner. The other way was Bakers and Marks and Spencers and the shoe shop (was it Freeman Hardy Willis?) and Dewhursts butchers. Also the gas showroom with the big street map outside (where we loved to push the buttons to light up when we were kids). Not THAT long ago but oh how different now.
Posted by Anon Old Codger 70 plus at 09/12/2014 21:54
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 20/12/2014 23:28
Does anyone out there have any old memories of the Copper Kettle, Goole's first American-style coffee bar, on Boothferry Road between the old St. John's Hospital and the Station Hotel on the corner with Pasture Road? I used to pass it every day on my way to and from school. I'm sure the place had a proper jukebox, again probably the town's first.
Posted by marjorie at 21/12/2014 20:58
i remember the copper kettle on boothferry road i went on my second date with my boy friend who became my husband who i have been married to for 50 years you are right there was a real jukebox we have lived in somerset for 52 years but it brough back a few memories marjorie nee waite
Posted by Tony Clyne at 22/12/2014 12:37
The Copper Kettle was owned by the Sylvester family. I was in the Merchant Navy in the early 60`s, when the ship was in Goole I used to go there with my girlfriend and meet up with friends. We sat at the back near the jukebox eating egg and tomato sandwiches and drinking milkshakes or egg and milk putting money in for music, five plays for a shilling (5 pence), the place was always full but there was never any trouble. It was a big part of our lives at the time and missed when it closed. My girlfriend Marian and I have now been married for fifty one years. I wonder what happened to the big copper kettle which hung outside.
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 28/12/2014 23:29
It's great to hear a recollection or two about the Copper Kettle. Maybe it wasn't quite the 2i's, though clearly 'local talent' was often to be seen there.
Can anyone describe how the place was laid out inside?
Posted by Bill at 29/12/2014 12:56
Well, Goolie -Gone, I seem to recall there was a longish bar on the right as you went in, where you could sit and self consciously admire yourself in the mirror behind the counter. But knowing my memory I could be wrong. It was considered at one time to be a cool, even bohemian, place to hang out.
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 31/12/2014 22:26
Hi Bill, thanks.
I can see it there now. A row of Teds in their quiffs and D.A.s, decked out in drapes. And like the Fonz: 'Hey! Perfecto.' What's in the mirror just cannot be improved on. Their dolls are dreaming: 'Swoon, He's my guy!' And the jukebox! Elvis, Carl, Jerry Lee, Richard, Fats, Ricky, the Everlys ... and the rest. Man, it was bliss.
Or something like that.
Posted by Bill at 01/01/2015 03:05
Goolie- Gone, Yes something like bliss. That was to come a little later, with sex and drugs and rock and roll (er not in Goole) .But like your style. Happy, and groovy,New Year to you .Bill
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 04/01/2015 13:05
Hi Bill, and Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom! (Good to get that one out.)
Well, our mums 'n' dads may have seen it differently, but music-wise in those Copper Kettle days we had the Best Of Times (the Worst Of Times came later). Though as Mandy Rice-Davies nearly said, we would say that, wouldn't we?
Posted by Slim at 10/01/2015 22:32
I remember the Copper Kettle very well as I spent many hours there. We went in after school and stuffed out little hats into our satchels to look less conspicuous. Who remembers letting the warm Coca Cola sit for a while to get rid of some of the fizz? Didn't they also serve hot orange juice? When we had only Radio Luxembourg for pop music, the jukebox at the Copper Kettle was played incessantly...I played Roy Orbison every time I was there.
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 12/01/2015 15:06
Hi there Slim,
Wouldn't it be great to be able to walk into the Copper Kettle as it was back then, and plug a few coins into that ole jukebox?
Though they weren't Roy's first recordings, I remember just how fab Only The Lonely and Blue Angel sounded on first hearing them.
Some years later I saw him in The Fastest Guitar Alive at the Cosy. Can't recall what the main film was, but this one was a real dud. Roy was a wonderful singer, but his acting was, well, 'pretty wooden' .
Posted by Anon Old Codger 70 Plus at 13/01/2015 15:50
Slim,i was walking on wardor street in the west end of London,passing a cafe cauld the two eyes, I stopped dead in my tracks I thought wow what a song, playing was The Big O Roy Orbison singing in dreams.
That hooked me for life,Elvis Presley once said that he was the finest singer he had ever heard,this was about 1962, i often listen to his song on U/Tube What memories.
Regards Anon Old Godger 70 Plus.
Posted by Keith at 14/01/2015 19:29
Quick quiz, anyone remember the names of the two tool shops that used to be on Pasture Road in the 1940/50/60s
Name the owners of these properties.?
Posted by Corby Bunting at 15/01/2015 08:24
Hi Keith There was only one real tool shop in Pasture Road in the 50's TS Kayes I had left before he 60's so cannot comment
I started work at Smith Bros Bridge St in Dec '49. After a year in small craft I was accepted for a 5 year apprenticeship I was instructed to make myself a tool box. Which was then filled with tools purchased by my employer from Kayes.I am still using a dovetail saw with their name on it.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 15/01/2015 12:14
Keith and Corby, re tool shops Kayes was the first shop in P Rd next to the entrance to Station Hotel yard the other one was Kirby`s which was nearly opposite 2nd Ave. although they were tools/ironmongers, always had a big display of sheath knives which you could buy and carry around in those days.
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 15/01/2015 19:23
Hi Old Codger - well, you were near enough, when you heard the Big O's magical voice all those years ago. Soho's the 2 Is was named after the Irani brothers, who owned the place before it became an expresso coffee bar. It was located round the corner, in Old Compton Street (at no. 59), which runs between Wardour Street and Charing Cross Road.
Not sure what the Iranis would make of it now as it's a very popular gay bar!
Posted by Keith at 15/01/2015 19:56
Dead on Tony, but Corby, Kirby's was there in the 50s I like you, but in 1956 was sent by my employer to Kirby,s for a few basic tools to start my apprenticeship. As Tony stated Kaye's shop was close to the Station Hotel and sold solely tools.

Another quickie, how many cycle shops were there in Goole around that time. Where were they and who were the owners ?
Posted by Karen Neville at 18/01/2015 10:49
I know there was Discount Cycling down Pasture road - is it still there? Albert Smith ran it and then his daughter Val ( who I was upset to read in Goole Times last week has just died at 72) followed by his grandsons and great grandsons? Albert was a real character - remember him running Val cleaners at the top of the arcade in Victoria Street? I worked for Mr Smith in the 70's when I was 16 as an office girl at United Friendly Insurance down Aire street. He kept every one on their toes. He used to ring me from the phone box opposite pretending to be an old lady with an insurance claim! I used to get him a 'cuppa tea and a date square' every day from Phyllis' cafe below us. He could reel monologues off like no-one on earth. One of Goole's characters - never to be forgotten.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 18/01/2015 12:35
Keith, is this cycle shops or shops that sold bikes? I`m struggling a bit here, late 50`s early 60`s Bamforth`s North St.& Pasture Rd. Heaths Aire St. Currys Boothferry Rd. Woodalls corner Argyle St. & Carlisle St. Donaghue`s Bridge St. Late 60`s John Donaghue started on the corner of Marlborough Ave. then later to corner of Third Ave. and extended to what it is now when he took over what was Flower`s shoe shop, the one down Bridge St. was his father which I believe was taken on by his brother Peter. That`s my lot, but I expect you will probably name others. Not sure when Discount Cycles which Karen mentions started.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 18/01/2015 12:50
Karen I was interested to read your knowledge of the Smith family and sorry to hear about Val, we started Pasture Rd. School together,5 years old and sat next to each other, we have spoken over the years when ever we`ve met as I also know her husband Tony quite well.
Posted by Karen Neville at 18/01/2015 15:39
Very sad yes. You sound around the same age as my auntie Pat (nee White). She also died recently too. Daughter of the Italian ice cream seller down Ouse street who also had a cart on Goole market - my grandad. Just wondered if you remembered the family.?
Posted by Keith at 18/01/2015 21:23
Hi Tony, Yes you got most of them except Mellars corner of Marlboro Ave ( don't remember John Donaghue taking over though)
Most seem to forget Heaths, probably because it was sort of squashed in between shops on Aire St. 9/10.

One other teaser I only noticed this week, street signs for Boothferry Rd are usually written this way. Where is there a sign written Booth Ferry Rd.
Posted by Keith at 18/01/2015 21:31
P S Tony, Don't think Donaghue's on Third Ave was Flower's shoe shop . That was possibly next door a very small front room shop .I think Bells or Fletchers bakery was sited prior to Donaghue's ?
Posted by Tony Clyne at 19/01/2015 12:21
Keith, Mellors was the one I forgot, we lived in Marlborough Ave till 1970 and my wife bought a bike from the top of the street she says it was from John Donaghue. I think you miss read about corner of 3rd Ave, it is now extended to the next shop on P.Rd which was Flowers
Posted by Tony Clyne at 19/01/2015 12:45
Karen, I was going to accuse you of having a bad memory as I have already answered your question then realized it was your cousin, Pat`s daughter, is it Rachel, can`t find the postings but they are somewhere on these pages in the past year. I was at GGS same time as Pat although I think she was a year younger, I`m the same age as Val. I spoke of the ice cream and hot chestnuts, where your Grandad connected to the gas in front of the market. I`m not sure whose daughter you are but I was in the Merchant Navy and sailed with Ron Snead who will be your uncle or even your father. Your Grandad was quite a character and always had time to talk.Hope this sheds a little light, bye for now T.C.
Posted by Karen Neville (nee White) at 20/01/2015 11:48
Hi Tony. Yes you can accuse me of a bad memory because I've just realised we've had a similar converse last year but I didn't recognise your name because last time it was on "entertainment memories"! Pat was my Auntie, my dad's sister. She was alive when we spoke of her before but died last September. Ron married my other dad's sister, Irene. Yes my grandad was a real character with an unusual sense of humour. He once bought some suede shoes and went out in the rain in them. Well you can imagine they shrivelled up. He advertised them for sale as 'riding boots' and when the prospective buyer came round to see them remarking that they weren't riding boots grandad said "you wanna try walking in em!" Hee.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 20/01/2015 15:16
Hi Keith, I`ve just got home from Goole, while I was stopped in traffic I noticed a road sign above a chemists shop it was partly hidden from my view by another sign but I thought it looked quite old, when I moved I could read it properly O.K. T.C.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 20/01/2015 15:56
Hi Karen, just checked back on Entertainment we certainly are repeating our selves also as I said I have posted your cousin Michaela Reeves not Rachel as I said with literally the same answer and from her posting it seems Pat and I were at GGS together 53-58. See Quick History page 3/2/14 and10/2/14
Posted by Keith at 20/01/2015 22:17
Hi Tony, You've done it again , as I said earlier I have only just seen it. It has obviously been there years and years , just shows you keep your eyes open in Goole !! odd it should be written that way perhaps some one can explain as .
Posted by Tony Clyne at 21/01/2015 01:38
Keith, I will answer that one for you as well, if you go over the bridge to the mini roundabout at the Ferryboat and double back sharp left alongside the bridge approach you will see that you are entering the hamlet of Booth and before the bridge was built the way across the river was via the Booth ferry. Whats next L.O.L. Bye for now T.C.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 21/01/2015 12:44
Keith after checking the Bridges page it seems it was Booth`s ferry so it is probably named after the people who ran it, either way thats where the split comes from, Booth Ferry! T.C.
Posted by Keith at 21/01/2015 19:36
Yes Tony, I know Booth and the Ferry, but what interests me is this road sign is the only one I have seen worded Booth Ferry Road the Booth split from Ferry , all the others are as we know them are worded Boothferry Road. Could have been a cock up at foundry I suppose ?
Posted by Tony Clyne at 22/01/2015 19:29
Keith, I would like to think the old sign is correct and the new ones with Boothferry as a single word are the result of some faceless wonder in office,an expert in local knowledge, (considering that ex is something that has been and spurt is a drip under pressure) thinking he could save a couple of pence by making the signs two inches shorter. L.O.L. T.C.
Posted by Keith at 22/01/2015 20:25
Tony, Agree to a point but, Boothferry Road is used in Howden and Hull with this spelling?
Posted by Tony Clyne at 22/01/2015 20:44
Keith, see what you`re getting, still think old sign is correct they have probably just merged over the years, like Howdendyke for one other than that I don`t know T.C.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 22/01/2015 20:50
Keith, someone like Susan Butler might have the answer. T.C.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 21/02/2015 12:36
Keith, there is another Booth Ferry Rd sign where I was originally going to look for your sign, saw it yesterday, I`ll let you do some searching now, have fun. T.C.
Posted by Keith at 25/03/2015 19:43
OK Tony where is the other sign ? I give up !
Posted by paul at 25/03/2015 21:46
Keith and Tony. In your quest for these old signs have you come across an even older sign for Murham Lane which was renamed Boothferry Road?
Posted by Tony Clyne at 26/03/2015 12:37
To KEITH and PAUL. The other sign is over the little Kebab shop next to the George. I only got a quick glance as I drove past but think it`s the same as the one over Coggraves. Paul the short answer is no, is there one you know of or are you just questioning? I believe Murham Lane started at Hook Road and so took in North St. as well as B/Rd. T.C.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 26/03/2015 12:43
To KEITH and PAUL. The other sign is over the little Kebab shop next to the George. I only got a quick glance as I drove past but think it`s the same as the one over Coggraves. Paul the short answer is no, is there one you know of or are you just questioning? I believe Murham Lane started at Hook Road and so took in North St. as well as B/Rd. T.C.
Posted by Paul at 26/03/2015 18:58
Tony, I was just interested because when I lived in Goole I'd not heard that Boothferry Road had a previous name. I only came across it when reading an article on the Goole Union Workhouse which showed in 1853 it was on Murham Lane but another plan for 1930 showed it as Boothferry Road. In another article there is reference to the Murham Lane staithes in 1888. I assume the name was changed before 1930 and after 1888.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 27/03/2015 12:02
Hi Paul, I`ve not seen anything about Murham Staithes but as I said I have seen a map showing Murham Lane running from Hook Rd. so the staithes were probably what is now Lock Hill/Victoria Pier. Just a thought! T.C.
Posted by Paul at 27/03/2015 14:57
Hi Tony. You are right that the staithes were replaced by Victoria Pier/lock (in 1888) because of increased shipping trade and the increasing size of ships using Goole, particularly the coal boats to Rotterdam.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 28/03/2015 14:56
Hi Paul ,where are you getting your information from, sounds interesting, would like to see it.T.C.
Posted by Paul at 28/03/2015 16:15
Hi Tony. Can't do links so my reply is "longhand"
Union Workhouse

The staithes -Goole Action Group-8) Packet Landing.
Posted by Keith at 28/03/2015 20:44
Hi Paul, Very interesting I had a look as well! Another thought did Goole have Alms or poor houses like many other surrounding towns had. Possibly TC might know?
Posted by Keith at 28/03/2015 20:52
Paul , Looking at the site plans for the workhouses, I think there has been two, one 1853 on Murham Lane near to Herron's Mill which was possibly knocked down and rebuilt 1905 on Boothferry ( Booth Ferry ) Road.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 29/03/2015 13:29
PAUL and KEITH, looking at 1834 plan it seems that Wright St. is what is now Pasture Rd. compare the shape of the land to the right of the workhouse to the 1905 plan Union Pl. St. Marks Terr. I can`t find anything on any almshouses in Goole though I think there would be some. Paul I can`t find the Staithes please check connection you gave me thanks. T.C.
Posted by Paul at 29/03/2015 14:22
Hi Tony.Sorry about that. Just google Murham Staithes and the third down is Goole Action Group-8 Packet Landing.
Have noticed under Company Town that they refer to the previous name for Boothferry Road as Murham Avenue? The latter links Oxford and Western Roads.
Posted by Keith at 29/03/2015 16:08
Tony, think your right I was mixing Timms mill with Herons mill.
Posted by Paul at 30/03/2015 17:13
Posted by Tony Clyne at 16/04/2015 12:56
KEITH, Ref. bike shops, I found a bill yesterday in some very old paperwork for the bike I told you my wife bought when we lived in Marlborough Ave. P.E.Donaghue 65 Pasture Rd. I think that might be what was Mellors. Regards T.C.
Posted by Keith at 16/04/2015 20:01
Hi Tony, When I lived in Marlborough Ave, Mellors owned the bike shop where we used to buy our catty lastic and have our punctures repaired. But I believe Donaghues did take it over.
Posted by Keith at 16/04/2015 20:05
Paul, There are some Almshouses in Selby, I think they are on Leeds Road just over the traffic lights .
Posted by Paul at 18/04/2015 18:02
Re: Mellors.
Mellors was the official Raleigh agent in Goole and that was the main reason why Donaghue's purchased the business.
Posted by Paul at 18/04/2015 18:02
Re: Mellors.
Mellors was the official Raleigh agent in Goole and that was the main reason why Donaghue's purchased the business.
Posted by Keith at 18/04/2015 20:23
Hi Paul,I always thought Currys on Booth Ferry Rd was ?
Posted by Paul at 18/04/2015 21:48
Keith. Just to let you know the Paul posting Re.Mellors is not the same as me and the almshouses etc..
Posted by Paul at 18/04/2015 22:20
Hi Keith. Couldn't find the almshouses in Selby on Leeds Road but found this. Pity I can't just do a link :
"Selby Union workhouse was erected in 1837 at the south side of Doncaster Road (now Brook Street) in Selby. The main building, constructed from brick with stone facings, lay at the east of the site with a porter's lodge to its east. It could house around 70 inmates. The buildings comprised an entrance block at the east with a central archway at the north side of which lay the Guardians' board-room. The main block, which had a corridor along its length, housed females at the north and males at the south, with boys' and girls' school rooms at the far end of each side, and a dining-hall cum chapel at the centre. A hospital block lay at the east of the site.
A major redevelopment of the site in the 1890s removed the original entrance block and hospital. A new hospital block was erected at the north-west and a small mental block was added at the centre of the site. A casuals' block was built along the lane at the south of the site, Union Lane, together with a new Guardians' board-room at its west.
In 1930, control of the institution passed to the West Riding County Council. . It could then house up to 158 inmates, including 47 casuals (40 male and 7 female). The casuals' block contained thirty-two cells and had iron beds with canvas mattresses. Twenty-nine of the cells had a stone-breaking shed attached, with wood-cutting sheds also being provided. The site then became a Public Assistance Institution mainly providing accommodation for the elderly and chronic sick, unmarried mothers, and vagrants.
After 1948, the establishment became Brook Lodge old people's home. The old main block of the workhouse was demolished and replaced in the 1960s. In 2001, the site was occupied by a home and day centre for the elderly, with only the former board-room and casual-ward blocks surviving from the workhouse era".
Posted by Graham at 20/04/2015 23:33
My granddad, John William Theaker, had a bicycle shop in Old Goole across from the entrance to the Shipyard. He sold Raleigh bicycles and the huge sign on the gable end of the shop said 'Theaker's for Raleigh'. It stayed there for years after he sold up and retired, but was eventually covered over by a new occupant. A great pity as the sign was the first thing young saw on rounding the corner of the road where the circus used to set up each year.
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 22/04/2015 17:41
I remember in the 40s and 50s, just along from Hunt's Corner where the circus would pitch up, there was a cobbler's hut belonging to Cobbler Joy on Swinefleet Road, opposite the Shipyard, under some trees. There was a grass field behind the hut, and the entrance to Johnsons' farm was a bit further along the road. The row of shops just past the farm and before Morley Street had a demon barber who once managed to stick a comb in the back of my neck, drawing blood. I still keep away from the Sweeneys for as long as possible, until I really do have to go!
Posted by Tony Clyne at 03/05/2015 12:35
I was in the wallpaper shop on Pasture Rd. which used to be Edmund Gibbins yesterday, when I went through the door I noticed a mozaic patch on the floor which I imagine was originally outside going by the shape of it, written in the tiles was the name Stanley George and Sons, does anyone know who they were or what business they were in. T.C.
Posted by Paul at 03/05/2015 14:28
Posted by Tony Clyne at 04/05/2015 11:37
Hi Paul, thanks for that, I tried 1937 list of shops but my antiquated machine comes up failed, virus detected. T.C.
Posted by f huntington at 19/05/2015 17:09
further to the previous post please read as follows.The change of Gooles shopping areas .Main streets were (1) pasture Rd.(2) Boothferry Rd .(3) Aire St.(4)Carlisle St.These were probably the main 4.However,some of the other streets had corner shops,bakers,butchers .Firstly Pasture Rd has sucumbed to Tesco which now occupies West St,Queens Ave,Red Lion St.It was from Boothferry rd end At the Station Hotel Pub which was a main front line boozer,down to the Woodlands at the end of westfield ave,another main pub.Along its length were Coop furniture,Kayes (tools)Shorts down first Ave,Richardsons electrical,Gunns Fishshop,Tripe shop(I think wasScutts,but not sure)Ladieshairdressers next to Lil Gunns,miss 2 or 3 Joe Daniels,I will continue later.
Posted by Catherine Goulden at 07/06/2015 17:49
Can anyone remember a grocers shop on Aire Street? My grandma used to supply them with curd, must have been in the 1930/40s.
Posted by Keith at 07/06/2015 19:05
Grocer on Aire St, yes can't remember the name but it was sited near to the Macintosh Arms.Think Les Broadley Builders took it over in the late 50s for a short period, double fronted property think they used it as a store / office .
Posted by Keith at 26/06/2015 19:23
I wonder if the Arcade will ever be open for shopping again? ?
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 14/07/2015 11:37
Hi Keith -
On Saturday afternoons I used to walk over the docks, past the Lowther, and along Aire Street, heading for the tanner rush at the Cinema or Cosy. From a vague memory, that grocer's shop may have been called Hopley's.
In the early sixties the Arcade was of course the location for Peter Hall's music shop, a real treasure trove back then. I remember one of my friends and his other pals would buy a 'single' there on Saturday mornings, then saunter along Boothferry Road with it on display, up one side, then back along the other, just to shoot the breeze.
Oh, happy days!
Posted by Keith at 14/07/2015 19:59
Hi Goolie Gone, Hopley's was sited near to Bevan's hardware store, the shop I remember was nearer the Globe Cafe. Can't remember Peter Hall in the Arcade, but I do remember him next to Thompsons Vetenary Surgery at the corner of Aire St and North Street , and later in Pasture Road. But then again memory not what it used to be !!
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 15/07/2015 14:30
Hi Keith -
I'd forgotten about that little place on the corner of North Street, before Peter Hall's moved into The Arcade. I seem to remember a girl called Brenda Vince worked there, and really knew her music.
Along from there, past the Sydney, was a place on the corner of Aire Street and Ouse Street, run by a guy named Griggs. It was full of old comics and magazines which would be worth serious money now!
Posted by Keith at 15/07/2015 20:35
Yes correct Brenda did work for Peter Hall, regards, the comic's could that have been Scotty Drury's just on the corner of Ouse/Aire Street ? He had every thing second hand.
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 17/07/2015 14:21
Hi Keith -
Seems you must have known Brenda at Peter Hall's, in those days. That shop on the corner would have been Scotty's place, though I remember this guy called Griggs working there. He was a stocky bloke, with a Clark Gable-type 'tache. Across the road, in Aire Street, Bevans's seemed to stock almost anything a handy- (or not so handy-) man might want, the kind of place we just took for granted back then. Four candles, fork-handles, you name it, they had it!
Posted by Keith at 17/07/2015 21:34
Smiths radio shop next door to Scotty's ,could have been there ?
Posted by Patricia Spink at 21/07/2015 20:54
Can anyone remember Newbold Bakery?They delivered to the small grocery shop on Grange Road around 1960's(now a house).Any photos also of the same?
Posted by Tony Clyne at 23/07/2015 12:27
Hi Keith, I was at school with Brenda, she married Tony Heath from the bike shop. T.C.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 23/07/2015 12:34
In the late 50s Newboulds Bakery had a depot on Kingsway between Queensway and the council houses. All local deliveries were made from there. T.C.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 23/07/2015 12:44
Keith and Goolie-Gone, don`t remember Peter Hall in the Arcade, D&F Electrics were down there and sold records, we used to spend most of Sat. afternoon in there playing records. T.C.
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 23/07/2015 16:01
Hi Keith and Tony - about Peter Hall's and the Arcade, I was sure it was there for a time, and that Brenda worked there, but my memory bump must have got, er, yes, what was I going on about? Well, maybe then my recollections are somewhat impressionistic - of course, we've had the sixties since then ...
Posted by Bill at 24/07/2015 13:16
I thought Peter Halls was in arcade? (Singles were 6s 8d). Was there another record shop on Boothferry Road approx opposite top end of pasture Road?
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 24/07/2015 14:49
Hi Bill - I bought my first ever LP (by Elvis) in the Arcade, and was pretty sure it was from Peter Hall's - about 4 or so shops in, on the left-hand side, from the Victoria Street end. There was certainly a record shop there, though Keith and Tony reckon that it was owned by somebody else.
And I do remember a shop that sold records, opposite the Station Hotel, because I used to go out with a girl that worked there.
Posted by Patricia Spink at 24/07/2015 19:33
Thanks to Tony for the information.Anything else about it would be greatfully received.
Posted by Keith at 24/07/2015 20:19
Tony, Goolie-Gone,

Yes Tony, Brenda did marry Tony, Goolie , the record shop down the Arcade was originally A to Z Electrical , later becoming D&F Electrical. The shop opposite the Station Hotel Bill, was originally Sheppards Music shop, later becoming D&F Electrical which moved from the Arcade. But I have been told by a reliable source that Peter Hall and Brenda were down the Arcade.
Posted by Keith at 24/07/2015 20:32
P S..Needless to say all the above sold records !
Posted by Transportman at 25/07/2015 18:17
Hi Goolie-Gone,

I remember Peter Halls down the arcade like you say 3 or 4 shops down on the left from Victoria Street in the mid 60's. Always the first stop for records, in the unlikely event they hadn't it in stock, tried Woolies, shop opposite Staion Hotel or Richardson's on corner of Red Lion Street and Pasture Road. I've still got one of their bags serving as a record sleeve.
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 28/07/2015 15:52
Hi Transportman - thank you for confirming that Peter Hall's (and Brenda) were down the Arcade. Maybe the little grey cells aren't yet in complete disarray after all. Yep, us Gooligans could pick up our records in one of several places back then. And later, via college and work, I discovered in the sprawling metropolis of, er, Hull, the Paragon Music Stores, Sidney Scarborough's, Gough & Davey and JP Cornell's. And Rosemary, oh yes.
Posted by Margaret Audas at 30/07/2015 22:32
Patricia Spink. Small grocery shop on Grange rd. Charley Best's? Used to live in Chestnut Avenue/ Maiden name hockney.
Posted by Patricia Spink at 31/07/2015 21:39
F.A.O.Margaret Audas.My family was called Watson and lived on Grange Road.My mum was Marie Spink nee Watson.Do you remember any of them?I also remember Mrs Woodhead,Mr Bell,Mrs Crow,Mrs Riley and Mrs Anderson lived there too in the 1960's and 1970's.
Posted by Taz at 03/08/2015 17:36
I remember a record shop on the corner of Pasture Road/ Centenary road in the early 70s. I bought Bowie's 'Hunky Dory' from there on the strength of 'Life on Mars' which was playing when I entered the shop. Still got the LP but it's so much easier to play the CD version nowadays. I can't remember the name of the shop but I returned quite a few times to add to my collection of 'must have' 70s stuff.
Posted by wean-in-the-wid at 04/08/2015 14:58
As far as I recall, Lewis Ratcliffe was the first driving instructor in Goole, having previously become known to many of us as PC Ratcliffe, who used to visit local schools to talk about road safety. I learnt to drive in Goole in the early sixties. There were no roundabouts or traffic lights (seem to remember the lights at Greenawn came a bit later), and the nearest we got to hills was Bridge Street. The trickiest manoeuvre in town was getting round the town centre toilets under the Clock Tower. And there were no motorways anywhere near Goole in those days. Eventually, I passed my DT after a few lessons with Mr R.
The roads are much busier now of course, but the standard of driving has gone down big time since 'way back then. Lorry drivers used to be known as the 'knights of the road' but mostly that's long gone. Their standard approach now is to indicate and just pull out to overtake. Overall there is a distinct lack of courtesy on the roads. Recently I traveled down to Southampton and was pleased (and probably fortunate) to get there and back unscathed. Drivers joining major roads or motorways from slip roads now assume the right of way, and with one idiot after another hammering down the outside lane at 80 mph the inside lane has become a danger zone. Then, when these clowns in the outside lane do pull across to access an exit road they almost clip your front wing in doing so.
Ah, for the days of pootling along round and about the wilds of Goole!
Posted by Paul at 04/08/2015 16:14
I was reading an article in the HDM regarding patties being made from mashed potatoes and sage or some other variant. I seem to recall in the early '50's having patties from the fish shop in Weatherill Street that were two slices of potato with fish in the middle. Is my memory failing?
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 04/08/2015 16:52
No, Paul - you ain't. Our local chippie in Percy Street also sold such patties, covered in batter - either with fish between the tates, or sausage meat. Patty and chips - cheaper than fish 'n' chips, too! Healthy livin' back then.
Posted by Paul at 04/08/2015 20:31
Thanks G.G .Sanity hasn't completely left me yet!!
Posted by Corby Bunting at 04/08/2015 20:43
Hello Wean in the Wid For some years now I have travelled the route betwixt Southampton and my place of birth Goole.To be honest I rate this journey as the safest I have used From the time the M1 came into being.On an average it as always taken Four hours on the road.That is without exceeding limits.On the other hand a recent trip to Norfolk took an extra two hours. Having to endure the constant tail gaters.My employers son George Smith of Smith Bros Taught me on the Timberpond Road in his Jowett Bradford van I passed my Car test first time. I know their was not the traffic. Back in the good old days I will be up their on Friday and will no doubt relish the trip
Posted by Polo at 05/08/2015 07:40
Re Taz, Hi fella how you doing ? I too remember the record shop down Pasture Road / Centenary Road, bought a few "singles" from there myself. The lad that had it was Phil Sprakes, a really nice guy. If what you wanted was " a bit far out " and he didn't have it in stock he could get it quick time. There was something special about such shops with rows and rows of singles, Lp's posters on the walls etc, the big music stores today are too clinical for me and the music ain't as good either. Age !! who was it that daubed Gary Puckett and the Union Gap on DHP's shed wall ? ha ha. Went to see DHP and Sagie just a few weeks ago. Just put a comment on the old stomping ground re the Grange, so no doubt you will continue the thread.
Posted by Polo at 05/08/2015 07:47
Re Goolie-Gone wow youve got my taste buds going now Gladys Thomson's chippie in Percy Street, best for mile around and as much vinegar as you wanted.!! A big bag of chips 4p. could smell em from our house, brilliant.
Posted by Keith at 05/08/2015 22:00
You couldn't beat the peppery taste of the patties from the ' Patty Shop ' Waites of course, straight out of the swimming baths. Now they WERE patties !
Posted by Margaret Audas nee Hockney at 11/08/2015 00:27
Patricia Spink. Is your aunt Mabel Watson? If so, we have been friends since 1947., and of course I knew your mum. Betty, Sylvia and Tina. My little brother, born down Chestnut, 10 years after me adored Mabel. Sadly he left us in 2009 We left Chestnut in 52 and our neighbours down there were Rosaleen Marrit, Clynes and Bowes Chapman and Gosney, he became mayor at one time. Og course Iris Skegall lived next to your mam and I had an aunt down Seavy, Binnington, also a great aunt on Grange, Edith Gilliam. Next to Aunt Edith lived Mary Thompson who married my Cousin John Nicholson in 1957. You will be quite a bit younger than me I guess as I am just 2 months older than Mabe. Been nice remembering my times down there. Thanks.
Posted by Patricia Spink at 11/08/2015 21:38
Hi Margaret,
Yes, it is my Auntie Mabel,she did tell me she knew you for a long time.Mum remembers you very well too.I only remember a few things about Grange Road,being brought up in Scunthorpe.Can you remember Mrs Woodhead's first name?Her daughter was called Madge.Thanks for the info,Patricia Spink
Posted by Keith at 13/08/2015 19:27
Tony, Paul...Re- Selby Almshouses go to the traffic lights on Gowthorpe straight over still on Gowthorpe around the number 200, Gowthorpe on the L/H side are the Almshouses I knew there were some in Selby. If you Goggle ( where are Selby almshouses sited ) there is a link and a photo.
Posted by Paul at 14/08/2015 20:53
Keith. Thanks for the info. Also came across a reference To almshouses for 3 men and 3 women in Drax funded by Charles Read in the 17th century.
Posted by J Gill at 19/12/2015 23:01
I was born in 1972 and lived in Goole until I was 21.

I was talking with my Dad recently about when Darth Vader visited the toy shop on the high street near the clock tower end of the now pedestrianized bit. Does anyone else remember this? I have no idea who Darth Vader was , I dont expect it was the real guy - after all we are talking about Goole and not London.

I remember being scared to death because he was towering over me. Im pretty sure I didnt dream it. I clearly remember not wanting to go into the shop at the time and there was a queue of people all waiting to meet him.

Thank you in advance.
Posted by Jane Mosse at 28/12/2015 23:26
Does anyone have any memories of Walter Short's? He and his son dealt in bottled mineral water (would have been worth a fortune today!) I believe he also had a few horses.
Posted by Keith at 30/12/2015 22:07
Yes I remember Shorts ,they had a bottling factory on First Avenue.I used to play in the field behind what is now the Bingo Hall with one of the sons Bobby (Bob )another Walter I think they had a sister too. The factory closed down around the 1950s I would say, I also seem to remember an heavy weigh boxer related to the Short's used to visit them think it was Bruce Woodcock but could be wrong.
Posted by Keith at 01/01/2016 00:09
An after thought to the above the elder brother I think I got his name wrong should be Edward not Walter . Walter was the owners name.
Posted by Jane Mosse at 17/01/2016 13:08
Thanks for that Keith, it's always good to have first-hand memories. Walter Short the elder was my great-grandfather. He had seven children Edwin, Clarence, Florence (my grandmother) Doris, Walter (who carried on the business) Emma and Ethel. I have a photo of my mum, Doreen Collier, on one of Walter's horses in the yard. It was a skinny looking beast! I believe that the bingo hall used to be Joseph Glew's the undertaker who dealt with my Mum's brother's funeral. He was only six weeks old.
Posted by Bill at 17/01/2016 15:08
Any old bikers remember the motor bike shop down Aire Street? Was it called Petty's? I recall he usually had something decent out front, like a BSA Road Rocket and a lot of very dubious dirty stuff inside.
Posted by Transportman at 18/01/2016 14:44
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 19/01/2016 16:12
In the late Fifties I used to walk past Donogues' bike shop on Bridge Street daily, on my way to school. A few doors away was Tommy Dunderdale's butcher's shop, and on the corner of Doyle Street was a chemist, Kenneth Work, opposite the Cape.
Tommy's nieces, as The Dale Sisters, had a couple of top 40 British chart hit singles in the early Sixties. Tommy himself was a bit good on the Hawaiian steel guitar, so I was told, and played locally in the clubs and pubs.

Does anyone out there know more about Tommy's music?

There were other shops on the other side of Bridge Street, including a post office/newsagents, and a tailor's - Leacy's, if I remember - on the corner of South Street.

This was back when we lived in black and white - now long, long ago!
Posted by Sam at 24/01/2016 20:45
Re Bill. Spot on there mate Jack Pettys down in a bit of a hollow in Aire Street at the back of the bus stops. Jack didn't rush at repairing stuff, infact I took my Yamaha 80 to him to sort out the gearbox in 1969 yes 1969 and it isn't ready yet !! ha ha. A real nice jovial guy whom I recon they modelled Arthur Daley on LOL. I used to call in weekly to see if the Yamaha was ready and it was a different excuse every time, but I knew he was running out of what to say next when he told me the ship carrying the parts from Japan had sunk in the North Sea with all hands lost. !! what a man.
Posted by Amanda smith at 24/01/2016 21:05
Can anyone help?! We have just recently moved to a house on Airmyn road just at the end of boothferry road . I can't find any old photos of Airmyn road or anyone speaking of any memories. Our house was built in 1907. Was the road classed as being in Goole? If so, why no mention! Many thanks in advance
Posted by Paul at 24/01/2016 22:39
Hi Amanda. A bit of a long shot but have a look at the Goole section on the website Howdenshire History.Whilst I have used the website for other reasons I don't recall photos you are interested in but that could be because I was concentrating on my own interest. There is a contact on the website and perhaps you could raise it with them also.
Posted by Keith at 25/01/2016 19:52
Sam / Bill,
I think Jack was the brother of the ? Petty that had a shop on Aire Street , I also believe he was a Pro -motorcyclist at some time . But think he either left Goole or passed away and Jack took over the business before moving to Cross Chapel Street in the dip.Could be wrong ,possibly some one out there as more info ?
Posted by Sam at 26/01/2016 11:26
Re Keith. I recon you are thinking of Ray Petty who was more than well known for his motorbike skills. He was an accomplished rider himself setting many track records but is known more for his engineering skills, and especially engine tuning of the Manx Norton engine which were a class apart then, plus he designed and built his own frames. An original frame or engine today if found and authenticated would be lottery money he was that good. Ray was from down South somewhere, Hampshire I think and would be surprised if he was Jacks relation but I'll stand corrected on that one. I haven't been in the Aire St area for decades and dare say it's all gone now under development and tarmac.
Posted by Keith at 26/01/2016 20:32
Sam ,actually that part of Aire St is still much the same. Pettys garage is still there in the dip now run by Jacks son Keith.
Posted by Denise at 18/02/2016 19:00
Anyone know the name of the builders merchant that was either on or near Carter Street somewhere near the old sub post office x
Posted by Keith at 18/02/2016 19:31
Dennise, the builders merchants was Williamsons
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 18/02/2016 20:07
I seem to remember that the sub-postmaster there near Carter Street (in the 60s) was called Harrand (or maybe Arrand).
Does anyone know whar became of the family?
Posted by Geoff Cooper at 19/02/2016 13:16
Do not know too much about the Harrand Family. I am pretty sure they had a son called Peter, who worked at G.W. Townend Chartered Accounts down Carlisle Street. He married a girl from Carlton called Janet Lazenby.
Posted by Paul at 19/02/2016 18:50
G-G and Geoff.
I went to Boothferry Road Infants and junior schools with a Peter Harrand from about 1948 -1955 until I left to live in Hull.That would make him in his early 70's. Did a quick google and found a Peter Harrand who is a councillor on Leeds City Council.One of the pages says he moved to the Leeds area in !966 from east Yorkshire. It may be coincidental but he is/was a chartered accountant, has a wife called Janet and is 71. As I haven't seen him for about 60 years I didn't recognize him from his photograph. I have a photo of him and the class in the infants playground but it didn't help!!!!
Posted by Geoff Cooper at 20/02/2016 09:19
To Paul
Checked with my sister who knew Janet Lazenby. Says Janet does live in the Leeds area. Also looked at the picture you mentioned and l am pretty sure that is the Peter Harrand we are talking about.
Posted by Peter Kirkpatrick at 20/02/2016 09:51
Hi Geoff and Paul -
Good to hear about Peter Harrand. We were in the same year at GGS, though I lost touch after leaving in 1961.
Clearly, Peter didn't have far to go to get to school - or to Townends, for that matter!
Posted by Keith at 20/02/2016 20:57
Have it on good authority that Peter Harrand Was a relation to the Harrands that had the Carter St PO. Peters parents did have a PO but it was on Bridge St Old Goole, it was pulled down along with other shops along the street and they then moved to Goole. Peter would be about 71yrs.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 21/02/2016 14:49
Re. Harrand family, I think they owned Briarcroft Hotel a few years ago and also had some connection to the Care home on the corner of Manuel St/Boothferry Rd
Posted by Keith at 21/02/2016 19:40
Tony, That family had the Carter St P O , think they took over Midwoods P O, and one of the son's owned the Briarcroft , and the care home. But the Peter that lives in Leeds is a cousin I believe.
Posted by Keith at 16/03/2016 19:59
Hi, just seen the comments on Peter Harrond
Posted by Keith at 16/03/2016 20:04
I will start again,regards Peter Harrand he had a sister called Margaret and they did have the post office on Bridge street and were related to the Harrands mentioned. Also he is a councillor in Leeds.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 28/04/2016 14:50
Keith, I`ve just found two Airfix 00 scale models in the loft, bought from Pennywise 29p each. Where was the shop?. T.C.
Posted by Keith at 01/05/2016 18:25
Hi Tony, Not been on GOTW for awhile just noticed your post. I know where ' Pricewise ' was but ' Pennywise ' I think was round about the same area on Booth Ferry Road the old Hackforths shop.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 13/05/2016 11:08
Keith, according to my daughter the old Hackforth`s shop was Bakers, Pennywise was on the corner of Jackson St. in the old Eastham`s furniture shop. T.C.
Posted by Keith at 13/05/2016 19:19
Tony ....You beat me there, can't remember it in that position even now. if you view the picture of Booth Ferry Rd at the top of this thread it shows Pricewise.
Posted by Margaret Audas at 14/05/2016 15:21
Remember Hackforths as a bakers but remembering more having to traipe up the stairs at the side which was Hepworths chambers to get |National dried milk and orange juice for my brother born in 1949. Tony Clyne, do you remember that cheeky little lad who followed me all over in Elmhirst.. How I wished he was still here to do the same now
Posted by Tony Clyne at 15/05/2016 11:17
Keith, I think Pricewise was the old Fine Fare when they stopped putting goods on display, just left them stacked in boxes, Bakers was a cheap shop and Pennywise was sort of the forerunner of Poundstretcher. MARGARET,sorry but your question doesn`t ring any bells, by the way do you know Emma managed to get married last October? T.C.
Posted by Tony Clyne at 15/05/2016 11:24
Keith, sorry I didn`t look at the photo before I posted, trying to rely on memory. T.C
Posted by Carrie at 15/05/2016 23:59
I remember visiting the Hedley court Post Office in 1995 and meeting my ex .He picked up my crying baby to get me to talk to him. We now have a beautiful daughter but split in 1999.I used to enjoy visiting Pasture Road and the little sweet shop. Does anyone know what happened to old Sid? A cynical old man who hated the mayor? Is he still alive? How is he?
Posted by Susan O'Brien at 22/06/2016 20:33
Fine Fare became Shoppers Paradise. My mum worked on the checkouts there.
Posted by Margaret Audas at 15/09/2016 15:15
Tony Clyne. Yes I knew Emma got married. Her and her friends come here every September. Tuesday night Ed and I were with them having an appetizer before dinner. x
Posted by I C Wright at 25/11/2016 18:18
Wow the Capricorn has reopened. Big changes in Aire st
Posted by Jane Hand at 06/05/2017 08:04
Very vague I'm sorry but can anyone tell me anything about my Grandmother on my Dad's side? Don't know her first name but my Dad was Reginald Leslie BEAMSON. I went to see her once in the early 1960's and she ran a corner sweet shop in an area of old terraced houses in Goole. Can't tell you any more than that. I know some of the BEAMSON family still live in Goole but I've never seen them as Mum and Dad divorced when I was tiny and are both dead now. Please help if you can x
Posted by Karl worthington at 07/05/2017 10:01
Can anyone shed any light on the the old gentleman who used to sit down the subway displaying his paintings, I think he had had both legs amputated at some time probably during the war. What a sad life he must have had (for us)
Posted by Keith Wilson at 11/05/2017 22:00
Yes I remember him well, he did chalk drawings to try and raise money and propelled himself on a trolley with padded gloves.
Posted by P.C. at 13/05/2017 17:53
To: Jane Hand - Annie Beamson had a shop at the corner of Byron Street and Weatherell St, As far as I know she had 3 sons Jack, Leslie and Douglas. I do not know of any Beamsons still living in Goole.
Posted by Bill at 13/05/2017 23:06
There was a Beamson family living in Limetree Avenue in the'60's
Posted by LYNDA BEAMSON at 12/06/2017 11:17
Hi, message for Jane Hand, hi there we have messaged each other before, you where asking about your grandmother, she was called Alice, she was born in 1897 and died in 1995 and is buried in Goole cemetery, Her son John ( always called Jack, ) and Doris Beamson
his wife ( my ex father and mother inlaw ) also buried in Goole cemetery, if you go onto the goole cemetery web site and put in beamson you can see a picture of the grave, but unfortunately there is not a picture of Alice grave, She did have sweet shop down weatherall street, if i remember rightly, and can remember visiting most weeks when we lived in Goole, I can remember your dad he used to visit his mother and when he did we all had a family get together, I am sure that somewhere i must have a photo of her and if you are interested and will have a dig about in my old stuff. Jack, Doris ( who lots will remember worked at the bath hall for year, ) and son John did live down limetree ave in goole for most of the 50 s through to the late 80, Any think else i can help you with, leave me a message
Posted by Frankie Watson at 02/10/2017 06:56
Can anybody remember a men's clothes shop in Goole roughly about 25yrs ago....Not sure where in Goole.

Cheers Frankie
Posted by Keith at 02/10/2017 12:32
Sammy Thomson had a men's cloths shop on Pasture Road. There was also a Mr Cawthorn on the same Rd, and Mr Cooper on Boothferry Road. The latter two possibly longer than 20+ yrs ago.
Posted by Paul at 02/10/2017 20:44
Remember Mr. Cawthorn who was also the choirmaster at St.Pauls's
Posted by Keith at 21/11/2017 16:34
In its day GOOLE had quite a lot of Butchers. Can you name any?
I'll start you off with ..Crapper
Posted by Tony Clyne at 21/11/2017 17:21
Darnborough Auty Abdy Claybourn Cowling Sutherland Dunderdale Garrett theres a few more Keith there were three Crappers one next to George one facing Pasture Rd now a barbers and one Pasture Rd corner of Elsie St brothers only remember Frank and Tom. T. Clynet
Posted by Keith at 25/11/2017 15:47
Hi Tony, I thought this question would bring you out of the wilderness. I don't remember a butcher at the corner of Elsie Street, only bakers shop, but yes you got most. Nightingails, corner of Burlington Cres was another, Storr's top of Marlboro Ave ( was cooked meat mainly ) Co-op where fishing tackle shop is now on Westfield Ave, they had many dotted around the town. Think the one on corner of 1st Ave and Pasture Rd was possibly a Crapper but it did change hands a few times. Any More Corby ?
Posted by Keith at 25/11/2017 16:29
Another quickie, how many fish and chip shops ( before 2000 ) can you name ?
Posted by Keith at 26/11/2017 13:21
Just remembered another butcher....Oldridge's..Aire Sreet
Posted by Tony Clyne at 26/11/2017 19:57
Hi Keith, should have remembered Oldridge he used to supply all the ships, corner of 1st Ave was Rooks. FISH and CHIP SHOPS,Humes, Tomlinson, Waites, Gunns P.Rd and Weatherhill St, Fletchers, Montague St, Atkinsons, Molloys, Ullerthornes, Queensway and R.Cooper St owned by same person ? smashing patties and was it Kelly`s on North St. T.C. P.S. All these go back to late 50`s
Posted by Keith at 27/11/2017 08:59
Tony, There was one in a front room on West St, another in a front room on Colonel's Walk.Goole must have eaten a lot of fish and chips. Along with lots of meat in the 50/60s
Posted by rdw at 27/11/2017 16:06
butchers: Gowlands in Dunhill Road
fish shops: Kirbys in Carter Street
Posted by Paul at 27/11/2017 17:34
Tony. Would Gunns on Weatherill Street have been there in the early '50's ? I recall a fish shop between Milton Street and Byron Street.The next door neighbour to my grandparents Dora Gates worked there and her husband had a cobblers shop in Laura Street.
Posted by Keith at 29/11/2017 16:39
Yes Pault I seem to remember Gunn's there in the 50s.
Posted by Paul at 03/12/2017 18:15
Thanks Keith.
Posted by Fiona Moate at 07/01/2018 21:29
There was Colin Snells butchers on Pasture Road, Rewcastles on the other side of the road, Dehursts on Boothferry Road and a Co-Op butcher on Argyll Street. The butcher died in the Co Op one when he was serving in the shop, sometime in late 1970s or early 1980s.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 08/01/2018 15:55
Hello Fiona. Colin Snell,a blast from the past.One of the family who lived two doors down from me in Stanley Street. They had a whippet named Nell. Nell Snell,Good choice for a name.Whenever I left the street to go on my many rambles this dog would follow. In other words she adopted me. Mary, Colin's mum new of this, but didn't mind. The last time that I spoke to Mary she told me that she was living above Colin,s shop .but I did not know where.
Posted by Fiona Moate at 08/01/2018 17:47
It's always interesting which butchers people had allegiances to. My Grandparents who lived on Hook Road had always gone to Fosters, they were personal friends of Mr & Mrs Foster. When that became Claybournes they went there and so did my parents until it closed. Then my parents went to Oldridges and my Granparents to Richard Auty.
At that time everyone knew the butchers, they were real members of the community. Richard Auty was a churchwarden at St Johns.

There was also Jos Sloans in the market, my Mum would never ever buy anything from her, because her Father told her that any cattle that were unfit to be exported he bought cheap. However he also farmed and I imagine he was getting cheap store cattle this way and not selling unfit meat in his shop. I remember he had a TV in his shop in the Market Hall and use to watch the wrestling on a Saturday afternoon.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 08/01/2018 22:44
Nightingales butchers were on the end of our street and Burlington Crescent Which we used until we left I notice that they're still going on Carlisle Street.
Marshal's fish shop was replaced by the Atkinsons after we left.
I remember live wrestling at the market hall Jack Pie always drew a crowd..Real all in . With Eye gouging and biting commonplace..No faking in those days
Posted by Keith at 09/01/2018 08:33
Yes, Boxing as well Corby.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 09/01/2018 11:12
Yes Keith.. But I seem to recall Boxing took place at the Drill Hall also?
Posted by Keith at 10/01/2018 09:31
Yes it did Corby, I seem to remember wrestling having a short spell on stage at the Tower picture house also.
Posted by Gooleylady at 13/01/2018 07:58
2018 ITs The Corby Bunting show folks he don't half know Goole
Posted by Corby Bunting at 13/01/2018 20:28
Hello Gooleylady, whoever you are.I only know about the things that interest me and things I care about
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 23/01/2018 14:05
I too remember Jos Slowen's place on Goole market in the 60s. On Saturday mornings I used to do some shopping for an aunt, and Jos's meat shop was one of my regular calls. I recall him as being a big guy, who must have downed plenty of his own meat products - or maybe it was just me that was little and skinny, 'cos I didn't get much meat!
Posted by Bill at 23/01/2018 19:35
One of my memories of Goole Market in the sixties was the gypsies who used to come into town to shop there. They used to smell very strongly of wood smoke. Strange the things you remember.
(Happy New Year Corby, hope you are well and continue to keep sending your contributions to this site)
Posted by Corby Bunting at 23/01/2018 21:38
Thanks mate
Posted by Tony Clyne at 26/01/2018 12:32
What about the rollerskating. Comment about the C.B. Show. How long is it since you lived Corby. All the best Tony.0
Posted by Corby Bunting at 27/01/2018 11:17
. Hi Tony The comment. I find it hard to understand how it was intended.But life is too short to dwell on it.How long is a piece of string?
Posted by Transportman at 27/01/2018 18:39
Hi Corby, have not been on for a while, good to see that you are still posting your informative contributions to the site. Take care.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 27/01/2018 20:46
Wow! With all this attention. One would think that one is putting on a show. That would never do!
Posted by Brian at 28/01/2018 11:50
My wife and I regularly view G.O.T.W. and found it refreshing that 3 stalwarts of the site, Bill with his nostalgia, Tony Clyne the king of trivia, and Transportman with his wealth of shipping knowledge, posted support to, in our minds, the legend Corby Bunting. Keep up the good work guys we really appreciate your postings.
Posted by Transportman at 28/01/2018 13:29
Hi Brian, Nice sentiment and I'm sure will be much appreciated, thank you. I always thought it was only in my mind that Corby was a legend. There is one thing you can be sure of and that is, if Corby can help anyone in any way, then he will. Take care.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 28/01/2018 18:16
Gobsmacked is the word that springs to mind.I do not know what i have done to deserve the "L" word. all that I have been doing over the years is taking in and giving out honest opinions.No more than that.I fell quite humbled to be labeled so
Brian, I cannot think which Brian.But your kind words have hit the spot.
T Man. You must know by now that we are The Mutual Appreciation Society. But when you also used that word plus the kind words. It bowled me over.It is strange to me that all this stemmed from a remark by Gooley Lady She being one of two that I may be guilty of treading on her toes on occasion
Thankyou All for standing by
Posted by Tony Clyne at 28/01/2018 20:37
Wow ! Is this our 15 mins of fame. T.C.
Posted by Friendship club at 05/02/2018 16:07
so sorry corby no offence fromg lady now your SIR Bunting
Posted by Corby Bunting at 05/02/2018 19:00
To Stuart Webmaster As you obviously respect Gooleylady of the Friendship club. Are you condoning her actions?
Posted by Corby Bunting at 07/02/2018 08:45
Regarding the two recent Grudge mails directed at me.I have been attempting to access who this person could be.Is it male or female? Is it a Goole born person? Certainly not a lady.Now reduced to using another identity as a member of a Friendly Club. So, are the members of this club aware of what she is doing? With Sarcasm and innuendo Obviously known and admired by who ever vets the mails to get through security. The latest mail. A poor attempt as an apology to then label me as a. Sir. I think not
Looking on the Reedness page. I wonder what crime Fiona Found is guilty of?
Posted by Carl at 09/03/2018 23:02
Hi. Does anyone remember or have a picture of Watsons chip shop on Richard Cooper Street circa 1930s. Was on about it with some one tonight who was telling me about it and wondered if anyone could post a picture of it on here.
Posted by Keith at 13/05/2018 08:19
Thinking about the shops on Pasture Rd around the early 50s , but couldn't put a name to the previous owner of Tom Pye jeweller's shop. Think it was a jeweller before but not sure. Anyone remember ?
Posted by Sue Allen at 14/05/2018 02:18
Was it Keith Anderson?
Posted by Keith at 14/05/2018 07:47
Keith Anderson moved from Aire St to the top( Boothferry Rd ) end of Pasture Rd , not him. I have feeling it could have been Richardson jeweller's but not certain.
Posted by Mel Chase (nee Fisk) at 11/10/2018 20:07
My Grandad Bert Fisk owned and ran Fisk & Sons, painter and decorators, passed down from his Father and Grandfather at 77 Swinefleet Road Goole, with his wife Betty, and their two children. My Aunt Mary and my Dad David Fisk, Mary and her Husband Phil live in Brigg and my Dad and Mum live in Immingham. Sadly my Grandad and Grandma Bert and Betty are no longer with us having both passed away some years ago now. My Dad David Fisk is 70 years old this month.
Posted by Melanie Chase (nee Fisk) at 13/10/2018 10:35
My Grandma Betty was an Oldridge before she married my Grandad Bert (Herbert William) Fisk (JG and HW Fisk & Sons Painter and decorators and painting supplies, 77 Swinefleet Road Old Goole), she used to live at Goole Hall, not sure if any connection with the Oldridge Butchers mentioned? I know they were farmers. My Dad David Fisk is 70 years this month, does anyone remember our family in Goole / Swinefleet ?
Posted by Denise Smith at 03/01/2019 19:16
Hi there Melanie. Your Aunt Mary is married to my husbands uncle Phil. We still live in Garthorpe where Phil was born. Mary used to talk about your grandad's decorating shop in Old Goole and I think she once told me that she drove the van for him
Posted by Denise Smith at 03/01/2019 19:20
One of our best friends, John Martinson, lived for a while at Goole Hall. His mum was your great Aunt Emily. She was an Oldridge before marriage and they are all either siblings or cousins of butcher Oldridge.
Posted by Daniel Johnson at 14/11/2019 13:59
My wife and i had a dress shop in pasture road oposite malborough ave. Part of a block of shops. Called Mayfair Fashions can anybody remember it and may have a photo of shop front.

Thank You

Daniel Johnson.
Posted by Claire at 29/08/2020 19:02

Does anyone know if there was a sewing/Singer shop with an adjacent Butchers? 1940s - 50s. Possibly Pasture Rd.
Posted by Keith at 30/08/2020 10:34
Yes, there was a Singer sewing machine shop next to Garratts butchers on Pasture Rd. When the shop first opened don't know what year my uncle was the manager. Believe it closed in the 1950s . I was also an delivered meat on occasions for the butcher.
Posted by Claire at 03/09/2020 13:45
Thank you Keith.

Do you know what is in its place now just so I can find it on Street View?
Apparently there was a door in-between the 2 shops. This lead to what was then my Great-Grandparents house which I would love to find out more about.
Posted by Keith at 05/09/2020 14:19
Hi Clare, The corner of Third Ave between Third and Second Ave in the. 50s/60s were firstly Child's green grocers ( later Hawksworths green grocers ) then Inglelby Printer, next Singer sewing machine next Garretts butchers next ladies Hairdresser think maybe Miss Seltzer ( later Mrs White hairdresser )possibly a shop next door, then Morrills paint and decorators ( later Hawksworths electrical ) might be way out on some but certainly there were doors to Ingleby,s and the Singer side by side. Whether the house you are looking for was originally on of these. Most shops were also living accommodation for the owner and possibly the frontage was let off.
Posted by Keith at 22/09/2020 16:31
Hope that helped Clare.
Posted by Alan Bean at 28/09/2020 22:46
Boothferry Road Post office
My Grandparents, Mary Harrand (maiden name Brigham) and Len Harrand ( Charles Leonard Harrand) ran the post office until late 1970's.
I would sit as a toddler and stamp the pension books
They were at.the opposite side to Jackson's. There was a newsagents round the corner with a barbers above the newsagents. The barbers was exactly like a 1950's / 60's barbers would be expected to be
Opposite was the cinema. I remember watching Herbie on a Saturday afternoon.
Posted by Paul at 05/10/2020 21:44
Was the barbers Don Cowley on Carter Street?
Posted by Bill at 05/10/2020 23:16
Paul , yes. See post above 26/5/12 from Glynn Hughes
Posted by Keith at 06/10/2020 10:00
Always thought the barbers name was Don Cowling.
Posted by Bill at 06/10/2020 10:02
My recollection is that Cowlings was above the newsagent. Not familiar with the lock up wooden hut that Glynne refers to - maybe before my time.
Posted by Keith at 06/10/2020 10:06
Drove down Pasture Road yesterday, it looks like a Shanty Town, now no individual type shops. Oh for the memories of the past.
Posted by Keith at 06/10/2020 10:10
Yes sorry for that Bill. I was assuming the one above the paper shop was the shop in question.
Posted by Penny Maguire (nee Foster) at 10/11/2020 20:10
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Posted by Corby Bunting at 10/10/2021 11:19
Hi Suze You're going a long way back in time When Dunderdales charged such small amount those ducks were delicious but where we now live called Faggots
any relation to the fielder family of Edinburgh Street?
Father tom mother Norah,Daughters Gladys,?,Norah,Nancy and son Alan later to be known as Ace?
Posted by bill at 10/10/2021 22:16
Coincidentally was just listening to the Dale Sisters and checking them out on Google/YouTube. And remembering the great Dunderdale sausage rolls, and the pic of the pig on the shop door!
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Posted by Corby Bunting at 22/10/2021 15:00
Hi su I believe we may be on a different family This Tom always lived in Edinburgh Street He was lost at sea when the ship went down pre'43
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Posted by suzee at 13/11/2021 22:28
Hi Corby seldom visit not so sleepyhollow now miss the old times
Posted by santa su at 24/12/2021 11:56
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Posted by Chris Masterman at 14/03/2022 22:34
Does anyone remember a milk bar/cafe in Carlisle St, it probably became Shaws Pastimes later on?
Posted by Bill at 18/03/2022 19:32
Yes I used to frequent that place in the sixties. It was primarily a frothy coffee bar where youngsters hung out to talk and smoke during the day. But later I recall that after (underage) pub drinking we'd go there later at night and they served cooked meals. So maybe its character changed. Actually I do recall that it was the place where me and my friends got into a real fight that spilled out into the street. I was with my, about to be, brother in law and he carried the scars of the fight to his wedding a few days later. This was the one and only time I encountered violence in the town.
Posted by Goolie-Gone at 19/03/2022 11:20
I remember the place too, through the mists .. Would the first coffee bar in town, though, have been the Copper Kettle on Boothferry Road? I was a bit young then, but it seemed a bit ‘cool’. Then there was the Station Hotel, on the corner of Pasture Road where they had some decent beat groups on some nights. Oh, the nightlife!

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