Kingston upon Hull

What is Kingston upon Hull known for?


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as a Live Music Pub of the Year. In the 2000s Hull Indie Rock band The Paddingtons saw mainstream success with two UK Top 40 singles


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on 16 September 2007, is the city's transport hub, combining the main bus and rail termini in an integrated complex. It is expected to have 24,000 people passing through the complex each day.


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of Cara Mia that he named his house on West Ella Way, Kirkella, Hull after this hit record. Like many others, Whitfield's work was usurped by the tidal wave of rock and roll. All of his hits were released by the Decca (Decca Records) record label in the UK. Nevertheless, when the hits dried up, he continued to perform regularly across the globe, despite keeping a home close to his roots in Hull (Kingston upon Hull). His only album chart (UK Albums Chart) entry was the Decca


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ɵː (which can sound close to the vowel of RP ''nurse''). The latter is said to originate amongst females in Hull (Kingston upon Hull); BBC – Voices – The Voices Recordings it has developed only in the last decade, yet it has now spread as far as Bradford. (Watt and Tillotson 2001) * A feature particular to Sheffield and the surrounding towns is the disyllabic pronunciations of "no" and "nowt" as WikiPedia:Kingston upon Hull Commons:Category:Kingston upon Hull


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Cave is approximately to the north west. Tvind is also said to run the College for International Co-operation and Development (CICD), located in Hull (Kingston upon Hull), East Yorkshire (East Riding of Yorkshire), England. This residential college advertises widely on the Internet as providing &quot;training" for young people wishing to volunteer in Africa. CICD website; accessed December 27, 2011.<


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whilst studying English at Birmingham University. After graduating in 1933, he worked for a short time as a stockbroker's clerk, before selling a radio play, called ''Promotion'' to the BBC at the age of 21. IMDB - Accessed 17 March 2011 More recent expansion can also be traced to a combination of overall economic success in Leeds, and the fact that Garforth is well served by transport links. The A1


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of '''Andrew Marvell''' (1621-1678), poet and MP for Hull, stands on a plinth in Trinity Square. Born at Winestead-in-Holderness just outside Hull he moved to the town when his father took up the position of Lecturer at Holy Trinity church. He was brought up at the Charter House where his father was Master and the garden in which he played is still there. Behind his statue is the Old Grammar School which he attended. *'''Old Grammar School'''. Free Entry. This is one of the oldest grammar schools in England dating back to the 16th century and open until 1873. From 1884 to 1915 it was the Choir School for Holy Trinity church. Among its many famous past scholars were Andrew Marvell and William Wilberforce. In 1988 it became '''Hands on History Museum''' which focuses on the history of Hull and it's people, recreates Victorian Childhood in the classroom and contains a genuine Egyptian Mummy. Child friendly. *'''The Woollen Warehouse''', with its cartouche above the door of a lamb being weighed, stands to the east side of the Old Grammar School. This building was once the home of Hull’s Wool Exchange and stands testimony to Hull’s early importance in this trade. The export of wool was initiated in the Middle Ages by the Monks in the area and the various deserted medieval villages of the Wolds (the rolling chalk lands to the north of Hull) are thought to be the result of the early wool trade expansion *The arch leading to '''Prince Street''' is on the west side of the square. This curving Georgian street leads to Dagger Lane. The Prince after which it was named was the future King George IV. thumb Merchants Warehouse, Trinity Square (Image:Merchants Warehouse, Trinity Square, Hull.jpg) *'''Merchants Warehouse''' is on the corner of King Street and Robson Row which lies on the south west corner of the square. Once the offices of various merchants it is now flats. This large brick building is a reminder that Hull has no natural building stone nearby so many of the early buildings were of brick. The Museum Quarter and High Street This area runs alongside the River Hull, and was the main street at the centre of the medieval old town. *'''Arctic Corsair'''. Free Entry. Hull's last remaining sidewinder trawler, berthed in the River Hull to the rear of the Museum Quarter complex. Guided tours are available. * WikiPedia:Kingston upon Hull Commons:Category:Kingston upon Hull


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) and Middlesbrough (approx. 2 hours 20 mins), all of which call at Leeds (Leeds railway station) (approx. 20 mins) which creates a fast service every 15 minutes. These are supplemented by stopping MetroTrain services. There are four trains per hour to Manchester Piccadilly (Manchester Piccadilly railway station) (approx. 35 mins) and two continue to Manchester Airport (approx. 15 mins from Manchester Piccadilly) and another continues to Liverpool (approx. 50 mins from Manchester Piccadilly

. Journey time from Manchester is about 2 hours, and from Leeds a little under 1 hour. Regular, quick connections from Manchester Airport are available by changing at Huddersfield (same platform, normally) or Manchester. There is an hourly fast service to and from Sheffield via Doncaster on Northern Rail. This service calls at Meadowhall which is a large, popular shopping centre in Sheffield. An hourly local, stopping service also operates to Doncaster. Hull is the southern terminus of the Wolds Coast Line to and from Scarborough, Bridlington, Driffield and Beverley. A local service from York (with connections from the North and Scotland) is also available. By car The city is at the eastern end of the M62 (which changes to the A63 shortly before Hull), and can be easily accessed from the rest of the UK motorway network. It has good access from Lincolnshire and the south via the A15 and the Humber Bridge, and can be accessed by the A1079 from York and the North. By bus There is a park and ride service available from the outskirts of the city (Priory Park.) '''Priory Park and Ride''' lies south of Hessle Road off Priory Way. Follow the signs on A15 and A63 (Clive Sullivan Way) if you are coming into Hull. The postcode is HU4 7DY. The bus number is 700. Buses run approximately every 10 to 15 minutes from 07:00 onwards, (07:30 on Saturdays.) The last service back from the city centre is at 18:44 (Monday to Friday) or 17:59 (Saturday). There are no services on Sunday. The service drops off at the Kingston Communications Stadium (and is therefore useful for match-days as parking capacity near the stadium is very limited), Hull Royal Infirmary (return fare: £1.90 per adult; £1 per child) and Hull City centre (return fare £2.40 per adult; £1.25 per child.) Season tickets are available at £8.50 week, £34.20 month (HRI) or £11.00 week, £43.00 month (City Centre) ''(Details correct as of January 2013)'' National Express coach services operate in and out of Hull Paragon Interchange (see below 'Get around by bus'). Several of the services operate through to King George Dock to connect with ferry services through to the continent. Stagecoach Hull X62 has buses several times a day between Leeds City Bus Station and Hull interchange. By boat Hull is a major port and ferry terminus for P&O Ferries sailings to and from Rotterdam in Holland and Zeebrugge in Belgium. Other routes (Ferry routes to British Mainland) are present within the UK. Buses run to and from the ferry terminal but when going from the city to the terminal get to the bus at least fifteen minutes early as departure times are not always on 'the dot'. Get around By bus The bus station in Hull city centre has recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment and, along with the adjacent Paragon railway station, forms the Hull Paragon Interchange. The main entrances exits for the station are located on Ferensway, within a short distance of the new St Stephens covered shopping street to the north, and the central core of the city to the east. Black cabs use the front (Ferensway side) of the Interchange. Private cars dropping off and collecting passengers can enter from Anlably Road. There is no parking charge for this but there are only a few spaces and waiting time is limited. There is a large 'pay and stay' car park here. thumb Bus concourse, Hull Paragon Interchange (Image:Bus station, Hull Paragon Interchange.jpg) Bus services in Hull are operated by East Yorkshire Motor Services and Stagecoach. Unfortunately, as with most local transport services in the UK outside of London, ticketing and fares on bus services are not integrated across operators, and you have to pay separately for each bus you ride on. Tickets are purchased from the driver when you board the bus. All information regarding bus routes, times, etc., can be gained from the passenger information boards, the Travel Centre within the station and can also be downloaded from the city council's website. The buses come and go from a concourse on the north side of the Interchange where there are some small shops from which snacks can be bought. There are a few seats at each bus stop but more at the west end of the concourse. The metal seats are cold in winter! If travelling by local bus to the Interchange to catch a train leave enough time. While buses are quite frequent the timetables at the bus stops around the city may not be accurate because a traffic hold ups along the route. By car The centre of Hull is compact and while there are car parks there is little point of trying to actually get round the city centre by car as distances are short, and on-road parking can be problematical. Some businesses may have some designated parking for clients or visitors. Moving around by car outside the city centre is easier. By bicycle Hull is one of the best cities for cycling in the UK, with extensive cycle paths, including some off road routes. National Routes 65 and 66 also converge here. By foot The city centre is fairly compact and mainly pedestrianised, which creates a relatively hassle-free walk around town. However, care should be taken when crossing from the southern side of the Old Town towards the marina area, as the route is intersected by Castle Street - a wide and very busy dual carriageway. Disabled access Hull has two schemes to help disabled people get about the city to shop and to do business. Both the organisations have reciprocal agreements so membership covers both of them. It's an excellent way for disabled people to get about the city without having to bring their own equipment into town. thumb Disabled transport at TravelExtra, Community Junction, Hull Paragon Interchange (Image:Community Junction Disabled Transport c.jpg) '''TravelExtra''' (supported by Yorkshire Forward), Community Junction, Paragon Station, Tel: +44 1482 212832, hire electric scooters, wheelchairs and wheeled walkers. A year’s membership is £5 but a membership form has to be filled in for this. The first use of an electric scooter, wheel chair or wheeled walker is free after which there is a small daily charge. For electric scooters this is £2 which are available between 10AM and 4PM. '''Shopmobility''', Level 2, Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Tel: +44 1482 225686 also hire scooters and have a reciprocal agreement with TravelExtra. See thumb Posterngate from Prince's dock (Image:Posterngate, Hull.jpg) Although Hull was amongst the most heavily bombed British cities during the Second World War, the 700 years since the granting of its first charter have left it with a fascinating wealth of architectural gems. From Flemish inspired façades to beautiful domed civic buildings. From dock offices to imposing industrial heritage warehouses and mills. From the medieval cobbled charm of the old town, grand private merchant's houses and Georgian terraces to cutting edge modern design. The Charterhouse thumb The Charterhouse, Old House (Image:Charter House Hull.jpg) Tucked away in a rather inauspicious area of the city, The Charter House is on Charterhouse Lane, and lies within a small conservation area. The wealthy merchant and first mayor of Hull Sir William de la Pole founded a Priory of Carthusian monks here in 1350, with the further intention of establishing a hospital. The ‘Gods House Hospital’ was eventually established by his son, the charter being granted in 1384 when the first master was appointed. Initially housing 13 poor men and 13 poor women, and surrounded by fields through which the River Hull flowed, the institution prospered from income derived from its lands. Unfortunately this attracted the attention of Henry VIII who in 1536 closed the Priory and turned the monks out. The hospital, however, remained and over time acquired the name The Charterhouse. This name is a corruption of Chartreuse in France where the order of Monks originated from. With Hull’s refusal to admit Charles I in 1642 and the start of the English Civil War, the town became a target for the Royalists and The Charterhouse, being outside the town walls, was demolished so a gun battery could be placed there to defend the town. In 1649 the Master, with his flock, returned to the site and The Charterhouse was rebuilt. However, neglect and decay caused this building to be pulled down in 1777 and a third one was built, the only remaining piece of the original priory being the stone over the door of the Master's House. But more was to come and although The Charterhouse survived World War II the blitz that Hull suffered caused much damage to its buildings. Since its restoration and expansion with improved living quarters the people living there now no longer represent de la Poles ‘indigent and decayed persons’ but pay for their accommodation and are called Residents. What is known as The Charter House consists of the Master's House and walled garden where Andrew Marvell is said to have played under the Mulberry tree and on the northern side of the road Old House which contains the fine Chapel with its Adams ceiling. '''Public access'''. The Charterhouse is open to then public once a year, during Hull's Heritage Weekend. However, each Sunday there is a service in the Chapel from 10AM to 11AM which the public can attend. Further information can be had from the Master, Tel. 01482 329307 or the Matron, Tel. 01482 320026. Queen Victoria Square The centre of Hull, from which all of the wide shopping streets of the late 19th early 20th century radiate. At its heart stands Queen Victoria, surrounded by the magnificent domes of The Maritime Museum and The City Hall. * WikiPedia:Kingston upon Hull Commons:Category:Kingston upon Hull

Kingston upon Hull

'''Hull''', officially '''Kingston upon Hull''' ( ), is a city (City status in the United Kingdom) and unitary authority area (Unitary authorities of England) in the ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. url http: www.britannica.com EBchecked topic 318761 Kingston-upon-Hull title Kingston upon Hull work Encyclopædia Britannica Online accessdate 8 July 2008 year 2008 publisher Encyclopædia Britannica It stands on the River Hull at its junction with the Humber estuary (Humber), 25&nbsp;miles (40&nbsp;km) inland from the North Sea. Hull has a resident population of ).

The town of Hull was founded late in the 12th century. The monks of Meaux Abbey needed a port where the wool from their estates could be exported. They chose a place at the junction of the rivers Hull and Humber to build a quay.

The exact year Hull was founded is not known but it was first mentioned in 1193. It was called Wyke on Hull. url http: www.localhistories.org hull.html title A Brief History of Kingston upon Hull last Lambert first Tim accessdate 1 March 2013 Renamed ''Kings-town upon Hull'' by King Edward I (Edward I of England) in 1299, the town and city of Hull has served as market town, url http: www.hedon.gov.uk Core Hedon-Town-Council Pages History_1.aspx title Brief history of Hedon work Hedon Town Council: Working for You accessdate 25 February 2013 year 2007 publisher Hedon Town Council military supply port, url http: www.hullcc.gov.uk portal page?_pageid 221,148379&_dad portal&_schema PORTAL title History of Hull accessdate 22 September 2007 year 2007 publisher Hull City Council a trading hub, fishing and whaling centre, and industrial metropolis.

Hull was an early theatre of battle in the English Civil Wars (First English Civil War). Its 18th-century Member of Parliament, William Wilberforce, played a key role in the abolition of the slave trade in Britain. url http: www.wilberforce2007.com index.php title Slavery: unfinished business accessdate 23 September 2007 year 2007 publisher Wilberforce 2007: Hull archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20070921202938 http: www.wilberforce2007.com index.php archivedate 21 September 2007

The city is unique in the UK in having had a municipally (municipality) owned telephone system from 1902, sporting cream, not red, telephone boxes (red telephone box).

After suffering heavy damage during the Second World War (the 'Hull Blitz'), Hull weathered a period of post-industrial decline, url http: www.communities.gov.uk documents citiesandregions pdf 143999.pdf format PDF last Parkinson first Michael first2 Tony last2 Champion first3 Richard last3 Evans first4 James last4 Simmie first5 Ivan last5 Turok first6 Martin last6 Crookston first7 Bruce last7 Katz first8 Alison last8 Park first9 Alan last9 Berube first10 Mike last10 Coombes first11 Danny last11 Dorling first12 Norman last12 Glass first13 Mary last13 Hutchins first14 Ade last14 Kearns first15 Ron last15 Martin first16 Peter last16 Wood title State of the English Cities: Volume 1 date March 2006 accessdate 5 March 2009 publisher Office of the Deputy Prime Minister location London isbn 1-85112-845-X page 112 archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20090327121851 http: www.communities.gov.uk documents citiesandregions pdf 143999.pdf archivedate 27 March 2009 during which the city gained unfavourable results on measures of social deprivation, education and policing. During the early 21st-century spending boom (before the late 2000s recession (2008–2012 global recession)) the city saw large amounts of new retail, commercial, housing and public service construction spending.

Established tourist attractions include the historic Old Town and Museum Quarter, Hull Marina and The Deep (The Deep (aquarium)), a city landmark. The redevelopment of one of Hull's main thoroughfares, Ferensway, included the opening of St. Stephen's Hull and the new Hull Truck Theatre. Spectator sporting activities include Premier League football (association football) and Super League Rugby (Rugby league). The KC Stadium houses the Hull City (Hull City A.F.C.) football club and Hull FC rugby club and Craven Park (Craven Park, Hull) is home to rugby club Hull Kingston Rovers. Hull is also home to the Elite Ice Hockey League Hull Stingrays.

In November 2013, it was announced that Hull had won the UK City of Culture 2017 award.

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