Goole Railway Station and Town Centre circa 1960

Added: March,5th 2008
Rate: 4.33
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Desciption: This film begins at Goole railway station with the Hull section of the Yorkshire Pullman bound for London, a goods train going in the Hull direction, a diesel multiple unit and two of the station staff (if anyone knows their names then let us know and we'll put them here). Kingsway footbridge over the railway, in the distance at the beginning, must have been fairly new. In the other direction, Goole's "salt and pepper pot" water towers are prominent on the left behind the goods train. The station overbridge and semaphore signal gantries no longer exist, and the station was rebuilt several years ago (some say it now looks more like a bus shelter). The lovely white wooden railway gates have long since been replaced by drop-down barriers but the signal box and the "monkey bridge", in the distance beyond, it are still there. The film then shows scenes of people and vehicles near the railway gates in Boothferry Road. We then move along Boothferry Road to the Clock Tower and the market with what looks like Anthony White's ice cream van. The Clock Tower has since been moved several yards away from the Midland Bank building behind it (which is now a pub) to form the centre of a roundabout, and there are no longer public lavatories beneath it. Beyond the market stalls is the old Carlisle Street Methodist Church where the library now stands (which was built for Easthams as a new furniture shop before the library took it over when it moved from further along Carlisle Street). Finally there is a brief shot of Foster and Tetley's old shop in Church Street, now the site of a small car park opposite the council offices. Digitised cine film (standard 8 no sound) by Fred Collinson in Goole, Yorkshire, around 1960.