EAW028629 ENGLAND (1950). Paragon Railway Station and the city centre, Kingston upon Hull, 1950

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Title [EAW028629] Paragon Railway Station and the city centre, Kingston upon Hull, 1950
Reference EAW028629
Date 5-April-1950
Link
Place name KINGSTON UPON HULL
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 509073, 428751
Longitude / Latitude -0.34594401513686, 53.743489006726
National Grid Reference TA091288

Pins

The Station Hotel (original name the Dublin Hotel, one of the few buildings to survive from Brook St when Ferensway was built 1931) stranded in the middle of Zimmerman's shop. Demolished 1958.

Martin_J
Tuesday 17th of March 2015 11:05:59 PM
LNER C12 4-4-2T

David Jessop
Saturday 4th of October 2014 10:13:08 PM
Hull Royal Infirmary, before the eyesore on Anlaby Road was built.

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 03:16:34 PM
Mill Street clinic, a place you didn't admit to having to attend.

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 03:14:55 PM
Dugglebys model shop.

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 03:11:24 PM
Yorkshire Electricity Board offices and showroom.

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 03:09:55 PM
The ABC cinema, the place in the 50's for the young teens to take a date, very handy for the bus station but you had to listen out for the bus inspector's whistle being blown at 11.00pm sharp for the last buses to depart en mass. Miss yours and you could only afford to walk home in those days!

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 12:06:46 PM
"Polly's Bar".

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 11:52:14 AM
College of Art.

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 11:48:44 AM
The Regent cinema.

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 11:48:03 AM
Midland Street.

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 11:47:19 AM

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 11:46:02 AM
St. Luke's church.

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 11:44:49 AM
The Palace Theatre.

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 11:43:31 AM
Temporary shops which have only just being demolished in 2014.

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 11:38:49 AM
This building is where the refugees from Russia were processed en route from their entry point into the UK at the Riverside Quay before being sent across country to Liverpool and on to America.

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 11:29:37 AM
Fish vans being shunted.

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 11:25:48 AM
Merchant Navy hotel.

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 11:23:59 AM
The Tower cinema, it still exists as a night club.

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 11:23:11 AM
A pair of articulated coaches. Three bogies supporting the two coaches. A system back in favour with the likes of T.G.V's and Euro-Stars.

John Wass
Friday 29th of August 2014 11:34:20 AM

John Wass
Wednesday 2nd of July 2014 03:12:32 PM
One of the original entrances to Paragon station. This one was for the carriage trade. You can make out the archway, now filled in with a window. The same the other side.

John Wass
Sunday 22nd of June 2014 08:26:52 PM
Area known to all bus drivers as "The Muck". Used for parking between duties to enable the crews to have a tea break.

John Wass
Saturday 21st of June 2014 04:26:58 PM

MB
Saturday 29th of March 2014 02:33:31 PM
Not a cinema but a theatre. Arthur Lucan, AKA "Old Mother Riley" dropped dead in the wings here.

http://www.britmovie.co.uk/2007/01/19/old-mother-riley-the-life-and-career-of-arthur-lucan/

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 11:56:55 AM
Bus station. Demolished in 2004. I think it replaced the structure heavily damaged in the Second World War bombings

MB
Saturday 29th of March 2014 02:31:02 PM

MB
Saturday 29th of March 2014 02:23:42 PM
Still awaiting the roof to be completed.

John Wass
Wednesday 2nd of July 2014 03:14:22 PM

MB
Saturday 29th of March 2014 02:23:18 PM
New temporary housing erected after World War Two

MB
Saturday 29th of March 2014 02:21:47 PM
Cleared area - presumably following destruction of buildings caused by German bombing in World War Two

MB
Saturday 29th of March 2014 02:20:48 PM
One of many in this North Eastern sea port. After London, Hull was the most heavily bombed city in the UK. Don't take my word for it, just look more closely at the other "cleared spaces" and the areas now populated by prefabs.

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 11:35:07 AM
Site of the city's museum, here it is, and still is, a car park. During excavation work on the site the remains of the museum caretaker's motorcycle were found and put aside for future display.

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 12:04:20 PM
Hull Daily Mail offices

MB
Saturday 29th of March 2014 02:18:52 PM
Derelict-looking building

MB
Saturday 29th of March 2014 02:18:16 PM
Part of Hammonds of Hull. See other comments.

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 03:28:19 PM
Site cleared of buildings; used by a large advertising hoarding

MB
Saturday 29th of March 2014 02:17:37 PM
Hammonds of Hull was here before it was destroyed when a German bomber crashed onto the roof. It will be rebuilt, change it's name to Binns of Newcastle and back to Hammonds. Still open to this day.

http://hullvalley.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/hammonds-of-hull.html

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 03:26:22 PM
Apparently derelict or damaged building, possibly in World War Two?

MB
Saturday 29th of March 2014 02:16:13 PM
That would be the first "Cecil" cinema, as you say bombed during the war. The replacement was built and still exists on the diagonally opposite corner of the junction.

John Wass
Saturday 21st of June 2014 04:24:32 PM
Semi-derelict building with rafters visible

MB
Saturday 29th of March 2014 02:15:04 PM
Clerestory coach with guard's ducket, probably wooden-bodied

MB
Saturday 29th of March 2014 02:13:03 PM
Possibly an ex-LNER 0-6-2 tank engine

MB
Saturday 29th of March 2014 02:11:46 PM
Two tank engines with the earliest BR livery 'BRITISH RAILWAYS' in text. One might be a 4-4-2T and the larger of the two possibly a 2-6-4T

MB
Saturday 29th of March 2014 02:10:32 PM
Ex-LNER 4-6-2 tank engine

MB
Saturday 29th of March 2014 02:07:43 PM

User Comment Contributions

Paragon Station taken recently from 2000', only the surrounding area appears to have altered.

D Prideaux
Monday 9th of March 2015 08:29:22 PM
Evidence of bomb damage remains from World War Two in this April 1950 shot. Also temporary housing for those displaced by the German bombing raids. The city has its own blitz entry on Wikipedia: '.. Hull was the most severely damaged British city or town apart from London during the Second World War, with 86,715 buildings damaged and 95 percent of houses damaged or destroyed. Of a population of approximately 320,000 at the beginning of the war, approximately 152,000 were made homeless as a result of bomb destruction or damage. Much of the city centre was completely destroyed and heavy damage was inflicted on residential areas, industry, the railways and the docks ..'

MB
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 03:32:54 PM
You have gone to great efforts to explain Hull's fate in WW2 but why go on to point out "derelict sites". You can be assured that the only such sites pre war where those in the process of redevelopment. It would seem that government money for post war schemes took a long time to reach the north.

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 03:32:54 PM
nmk

John Wass
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 03:24:40 PM
Several tank engines of various types, two of which the drivers appear to be having a chat and a collection of what looks like some very old passenger coaches.

mcgeacs
Tuesday 25th of March 2014 12:58:07 PM