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PostSubject: A Brief History of.....   Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:40 am

Have you ever walked past a building in Hull and wanted to know when it was built, when it was opened, and what kind of business was carried out there? If you have a quiery, please post and I will try and get a brief history of the locations mentioned.
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PostSubject: Boyes   Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:51 am

William Boyes started working at a drapery firm in Scarborough in 1874 at the age of 15. He worked with numerous small business but by 1896 he opened a large warehouse, known locally as "The Rem," which had 600ft of counter space.

The first Hull store opened on Hessle-road in December 1920. The store was rebuilt in 1956 and extended in 1973.

The second Hull store opened on Holderness-road in December 1965.

The third Hull store opened at Bransholme Centre in 1973.
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PostSubject: Re: A Brief History of.....   Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:08 am

Mike, On the outward bound side of Beverley Road (a little way past Brunswick Ave) there is the small church, facing East, with the strange cladding to the outer walls. Who clad it in this strange cobble like stuff and why? Were they short of regular materials at the time of build or is it an improvised repair?
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PostSubject: Re: A Brief History of.....   Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:12 am

The building is the former Central Baptist church, later Trafalgar Street Church, now abandoned.

It was designed like this by London based architect George Baines & Son of London, 1904. It is now a Grade II listed building, but is sadly falling into a state of disrepair.
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PostSubject: Re: A Brief History of.....   Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:15 am

Mike, wow you are really quick! Any idea why they chose the cladding?
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PostSubject: Re: A Brief History of.....   Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:20 am

I wondered if the line of thought was, say, Jesus... Baptised... disciples who were fishermen... pebbles from the beach?
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PostSubject: Re: A Brief History of.....   Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:25 am

Good theory, but sadly no idea. I know that a lot of the small churches in fishing villages have similar cladding, however, this church was not a fishermans church.
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