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General Information - 3

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

Goole Chamber of Commerce and Shipping

This was founded in 1862 and is affiliated to the Association of British Chambers of Commerce. Secretary: H. Lancaster, 190 Boothferry Road, Goole.

The Goole Chamber has a membership representative of all classes of commercial and industrial activity connected with the port, town and district. The Chamber has been active over a long period in sounding and focusing local commercial opinion on various questions which have arisen from time to time, both of a local and general character. In performing this important function, the Goole Chamber has become a vital part of the commercial structure of the Goole district, always having as its special aim the safeguarding and promoting of the trade and industry of the town and port, and encouraging outside commercial interests to take advantage of Goole's unique geographical position.

Goole and District Chamber of Trade

Secretary: PA. Waltham, 33 Boothferry Road, Goole. This very active society was formed in 1924, and has made great efforts to bring trading prosperity to Goole. It has conducted campaigns with the slogan 'Shop in Goole', and regards itself as the link between trader and customer.


Goole, Howden and Selby Hospital Management Committee - Secretary: F. Cusworth, St. John's Hospital,Boothferry Road, Goole, for Bartholomew Hospital, St. John's Hospital, Westfield Hospital and Goole Maternity Hospital.
Goole TB. After-Care Committee - Secretary: EG. Broadhead, 7 Marshfield Road.
St. John Ambulance Brigade (Goole Division) - Secretary: EK. Holt, 106 Eastgate.


Station - Boothferry Road
North Eastern - Boothferry Road
Lowther - Aire Street
Sydney - Aire Street

Local Newspaper

Goole Times - weekly Friday, 3d.
Hull Daily Mail - evening

National Coal Board

Coal from the North Eastern Division (Yorkshire) ard the East Midlands Division (Nottinghamshire and Nth Derbyshire) is shipped through the Port of Goole both coastwise and for export. Local Representative A. Best, Aire Street, Goole. Tel Goole 707 - 8.

National Dock Labour Board Call Stand

Office and Eirst Aid Room Bridge Street, Goole. Tel. Goole 501

Places of Worship

Church of EnglandParish Church of St. John, Church Street
St. Paul's, Weatherill Street
St. Mary's, Old Goole
All Saints Mission, Bridge Street
Roman CatholicSt. Joseph's, Pasture Road St
Thomas of Canterbury, Moorland Road, Old Goole
CongregationalHook Road
MethodistCouper Street
Clifton Gardens
North Street
Police Station

West Riding Constabulary, Estcourt Terrace

Postal Information

Head Post Office and Telephone Exchange - Victoria Street
Counter open weekdays 8.30am to 6pm including Saturdays; Sundays closed. Telegraph delivery weekdays 9am to 7pm, Sundays 9am to 10.30am. Telephone Exchange open always.

Collections: Town Boxes weekdays 8am, 12.30pm, 5.45pm; Sundays one collection from all boxes between 4pm and 4.45pm.

Deliveries: Letters 7am and 11am, Saturdays 7am only; Parcels 9.45am, 2pm (restricted to Town Centre); Saturdays 9.45am.

Despatches: Despatches are made at all times of the day to all parts of the country and the public should refer to the Head Office Window Notice for precise details.

Town Sub-Offices:

Boothferry Road:9am to 1pm, 2pm to 6pm, Thursday 9am to 1pm
Bridge Street:9am to 1pm, 2pm to 6pm, Thursday 9am to 1pm
Old Goole:9am to 12.30pm, 1.30pm to 6pm, Thursday 9am to 1pm
Westfield Avenue:9am to 12.30pm, 1.30pm to 6pm, Thursday 9am to 1pm
Public Services

The Yorkshire Electricity Board, No.6 (Hull) Sub-Area, is the authority responsible for the supply of electricity for domestic and commercial purposes in the Borough. Domestic consumers are charged under a two-part variable Block Domestic Tariff. Special tariffs are available for Combined and Commercial Premises and Industrial Users. Details of all Tariffs can be obtained on application, from the Sub-Area Headquarters, Ferensway, Hull (Tel 16160) or at the No.3 District Office, Mariner's Street, Goole (Tel 518).

Gas is supplied by the North Eastern Gas Board to the Borough, the Parish of Hook and part of the Parish of Airmyn.

Showroom:Market Place, Goole
Offices:Doyle Street. Tel. Goole 45

The Pontefract, Goole and Selby Water Board are Water Undertakers for an area of supply which includes the Borough of Goole. The water for the Borough is obtained from deep boreholes at Pollington in the New Red Sandstone formation about ten miles west of Goole. It is a Class I water (Ministry of Health standard) and has about ten degrees of hardness (Clark's Scale). A ferro-concrete water tower of 750,000 gallons capacity, the bottom of the tank of which is about 120 feet above ground level, provides a very good pressure in the mains.

The Engineer's office is at the Waterworks, Pollington, Goole. Tel Snaith 274.

Railway Passenger Services

Goole is on the British Railways' main line between Hull and Doncaster and is served by express passenger trains direct, or by connection, to all parts of the country.

Through express passenger services, many with dining car facilities, run to and from London (King's Cross), including 'The Yorkshire Pullman' on which seats may be reserved in advance at Goole and King's Cross stations. Through express trains with buffet cars also connect Goole with Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool.

Connections at Selby or Doncaster provide speedy services via the East Coast route to the North of England and Scotland, and at Sheffield connections are given to Nottingham, Leicester, the Midlands, the South and West of England, and Wales. There are also good services to Leeds, Wakefield and the West Riding and Lancashire centres.

Goole is, therefore, linked directly or indirectly with all important centres of population.

Road Distances

Barnsley 33+
Bawtry 25+
Doncaster 21+
Ferrybridge 18+
Grimsby 51
Hull 27+
Leeds 33+
Leicester 85+
Lincoln 49
London 179+
Manchester 70+
Market Weighton 14+
Nottingham 61
Pontefract 20+
Selby 14+
Scunthorpe 21
Sheffield 39
Wakefield 29+
York 23

Telephone Kiosks

Victoria Street (outside GPO)
Boothferry Road (east side of railway crossing)
Boothferry Road (opposite Carlton Cinema)
Pasture Road (outside British Legion Club)
Hook Road (near junction of Hook Road and Marshfield Road)
Swinefleet Road (near St. Mary's Church)
Railway Station (enquiry office on station)
Aire Street
Grange Road
Airmyn Road
Empson Avenue
Bridge Street

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