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General Information - 1

Taken from Goole - the Official Handbook, Goole Corporation, c. 1963...

The Council - Members, 1962 - 63

Mayor:Cr. R. Plewes, JP, 17 Cambridge Ave
Deputy Mayor:Ald. JT. Gunnill, 13 Mond Avenue

Aldermen:Crawford, Mrs JG, 13 Burlington Crescent
Gosney, FW, BFM, 7 Chestnut Avenue
Jolley, R, 21 Marshfield Road
Medcalf, GT, JP, 8 Colonel's Walk
Norman, GI, 12 Salisbury Avenue

Councillors:Abram, Mrs D, 31 Hook Road
Auty, R, 3 Marshfield Avenue
Beaumont, S, 27 Mount Pleasant Rd
Butler, Mrs D, 2 Clifton Gardens
Curry, CB, 54 Colonel's Walk
Day, J, 66 Eastgate
Drury, A, 4 Portland Avenue
Duckels, N, 6 Airmyn Road
Fox C, 76 Swinefleet Road
Greenacre, FJ, 4 Riversdale Drive
Holmes, F, 27 Airmyn Road
Ingleby, CR, 9 Cecil Street
Kirkhy, H, 60 Western Road
McGrath, S, 11 Dempster Avenue
Ray, GF, 7 Halifax Avenue
Reid-Smith, F, 33 Hook Road
Taylor, A, School House, Cottingham Street

Goole Corporation:Municipal Offices, Goole. Tel 221
Town Clerk:HR. Keighley, LLB.
Borough EngineerW. Styring, AMIMunF, MInst. HF, MRSH.
Borough Treasurer:FW. Brant
Medical Health Officer:S. Kennaugh Appleton, MD, DPH, DTM.
Health Inspector:RO. Black, CRSH, MAPHI.
Borough Librarian:Miss IB. Thomson, ALA.
Baths Manager:W. Agar, MNABS.
Market Supt:W. Wood


Goole is a municipal borough with an estimated population of 18,830 (mid 1961) and an area of 1,267 acres. It is governed by a council consisting of six aldermen and eighteen councillors. The Municipal Offices are in Stanhope Street and accommodate all the departments of the Corporation.

Bus Services

Lincolnshire Road Car Company Ltd. run daily services between Goole and Scunthorpe, Goole and Howden, Goole and Ousefleet, and Goole and Swinefleet. This Company also runs a Town Service, and a Service between Goole and the neighbouring village of Hook. The Blue Line and Reliance Motors run a joint daily service between Goole and Doncaster.

The West Riding Automobile Co. Ltd. run a daily service between Goole and Leeds via Pontefract, a daily service between Goole and Leeds via Selby, and also a Saturday only service between Goole and Pollington. East Yorkshire Motor Services run daily services between Goole and Hull, and between Goole and Bridlington, Filey and Scarborough. The 'Advance' Motor Service runs daily services between Goole and Scunthorpe and between Goole and Gainsborough. The 'Ben' Green Bus Service runs daily services between Goole and Crowle and between Goole and Swinefleet. The Imperial Bus Service runs a Wednesday and Saturday only service between Goole and Barmby via Howden.


Tower, Carlisle Street
Carlton, Boothferry Road

Clubs, Associations and Institutions

Goole Conservative Working Men's Club - Carlisle Street
The British Legion - Pasture Road
Goole Working Men's Club and Institute - Victoria Street
Old Goole Working Men's Club - The Gables, Swinefleet Road
Railway Club and Institute - Carter Street
Royal Air Forces Association Club - Burlington Crescent

Goole Shipowners' Association - Secretary: W. Shay, 13 East Parade
Goole Mutual Plate Glass Insurance Association - Carlisle Chambers, Carlisle Street
Shipping Federation - Secretary and Registrar: W. Shay, 13 East Parade
Transport and General Workers Union - Secretary: A. Coogan, 50 Aire Street
National Union of Railwaymen
Joiners' Society
National Union of Seamen - Secretary: I. McAulay, 5 Aire Street
Transport Salaried Staffs' Association - F. Gibson, 18 Woodland Avenue
National Union of Distributive and Allied Workers
Locomotive Enginemen and Firemen Painters' Society
National Union of Printing, Bookbinding and Paper Workers
Amalgamated Engineering Union - Secretary: F. Gosney, 7 Chestnut Avenue
Boiler Makers' Society - Secretary: H. W. Rook, 155 Dunhill Road
Shipwrights' Society - Secretary: I. Grassby, 4 Rosedale, Hook
Association of Employers of Dock and Riverside Labour
Goole Coal Trimming Conciliation Board - Secretary: W. Shay, 13 East Parade
Goole and District Grocers' and Bakers' Association
Goole and District Licensed Victuallers' Association

St. Mary's Youth Club - Mr and Mrs R. Grassby, 79 Moorland Road, Goole
Parish Youth Club - Mr AF. Barnett, 48 Mount Pleasant Road, Goole
YMCA. Goole - Mr A. Walker, 16 Bournville, Goole
Goole Scouts - District Commissioner: Dr HG. Langley, 71 Hook Road, Goole
Goole Girl Guides - Divisional Commissioner: Miss AV. Simpkin, 18 Beast Fair, Snaith
St. John Ambulance Cadets - Mr F. Warrington, 92 Jackson St, Goole
St. John Nursing Cadets - Mrs S. Dunleavy, 18 Grosvenor Avenue, Goole
Girls' Friendly Society - Miss E. Gray, 166 Boothferry Road, Goole
Army Cadet Force - The Officer Conmanding, Drill Hall, Goole
Sea Cadet Corps - Secretary: Mr I. Crabtree, 2 Shaftesbury Avenue, Goole
Goole Young Farmers' Club - Secretary: Miss J. Martinson, Ivy Lodge, Goole Fields
Goole Wheelers - Secretary, Mrs AR. Franks, 33 Bournville, Goole
Goole YHA. - Secretary, Mr G. Jakes, 20 Mond Avenue, Goole
Goole Judo Club - Mr F. Halt, 114 Dunhill Road, Goole
Goole Weight Training Club - Mr D. Philpotts, 31 Queensway, Goole
Hook Youth Club - Rev CW. Anthony, Hook Vicarage, Goole

Consular Agents

France - TC. Kettlewell, Consular Agent, 11 East Parade. Tel 150
Netherlands - TC. Kettlewell, Vice-Consul, 11 East Parade. Tel 150
Norway - W. Holmes, Vice-Consul, 44 Aire Street. Tel 485

Docks Organisation

The Port of Goole is one of the Humber ports which also comprise Hull, Immingham and Grimsby.

Chief Docks Manager:TS. Roberts, Dock Office, Hull. Tel Central 15171
Dock Manager:TH. Hunter, Stanhope Street, Goole. Tel Goole 800
Harbour Master:GW. Thompson

Visitor Comments

Posted by Janet townend ne barker at 09/09/2010 21:03
Anyone used to go to parish youth club in the 1960's? Eg david heseltine, Martin crapper, Janice rocket, Susan abson, Jennie bran ham, Joan Sunderland ,Pete butte rick, Dave Clarke , Bernard roffey.(who I was married to for. While)
Posted by Bill Stewart at 12/09/2010 00:49
Yup,I was there. Was good, but not good enough to prevent us popping across to the Sydney for some underage drinking.
Before that there was the scouts (3rd Goole Troop) and briefly the Church Lads' Brigade. Anybody remember those?
Posted by keith at 05/09/2011 07:39
I remember the Church Lads Brigade held in the Parish Church school rooms in the 1950s . As I recall Tom Wilburn was the C.O. and Mr Rossiter the church caretaker also helped.The GFS was also held in the same buiding.
Posted by Valerie Otton at 27/01/2015 20:00
Alderman JT Gunnill was my grandfather, Gordon Gunnill his eldest son was my father.Dad started work in the shipyard, grandad was a bricklayer, shop steward and labour candidate in the 60's. Him and Grandma became Mayor and Mayoress of Goole in the 60's. Grandma was Ana Ask with a brother Herbert who married Violet ? Does anyone know anything about the Asks?

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