What roundabout? It wasn't there when I did my driving test. Nor were there any traffic lights for that matter - the first ones appeared at Greenawn Corner around 1970. The hill start was in Mariners Street where it joins Stanhope Street (which I think is one of the original roads raised above ground level using the spoil from digging out the docks, creating a 3 or 4 foot hill), although you also had to use the handbrake in (possibly) Manuel Street which had a particularly nasty camber for the three point turn. Bill Campbell taught us all the tricks and made sure we were one step ahead of the examiners.
Thinking about it, there is a dual carriageway in Goole (between Airmyn Road and Shaftesbury Avenue), but I've never seen more than one car on it at a time.
I like the clock tower its a big tower witha clock on it! =] when i was young I used to think a man lived inside.
Does anyone remember using the toilets that were underneath the clock tower before it was moved?
Strange request re clock tower toilets. But since you ask. They were clean but a bit smelly. The fittings were very substantial. There were not, as far as I know, frequented by dubious characters.
goole is ace
if u notice, the clocks in the picture shown are showing different times!
So when were the toilets closed and the tower moved to create the roundabout
The toilets in the clock tower were a life safer at times, they were just around the corner from the pool office and just across the street from the Leeds bus stop,and after a two hour bone jarring bus ride from Leeds ,they were the first port of call before going to check in at the pool, then if one stopped for a "couple" before the bus trip back to Leeds, one was in agony untill one reached Selby, and many a bus I missed in Selby!
And then they stuck that ugly cctv camera on top
Pete, couldn't agree with you more. I did talk to the planners at Beverly and suggested it was time for an alternative location for the cameras or at least something smaller. The clock tower is one of the few buildings in Goole of architectural and historic interest, it really was crass to stick those cameras on top. Incidentally it was done without the necessary planning permission but it's to late to do anything about that now. Bill
Bill - re planners from Beverly. Have you noticed how they are taking up all the paving stones from around Goole and tarmac put in place? I followed a lorry load of pavings heading over Boothferry. I wonder if East Yorks council are saving these for the historic ares of Beverly?
Yes, rip all the paving slabs and send them ton nice oldy worldy Beverley cos Goole will be in indutryvill before too long. Look how big the new Tesco distribution centre is. Good jobs(well paid !) with prospects. HA!
Oakhill Nature reserve!! we will soon swallow that. wont take 2 bites of the new eric (eryc) machine.
Can't anyone think of anywhere else to put cctv cameras?
Last time I was in the area I was horrified to see one on top of Howden Minster. Does anyone know if there is one on Beverley Minster or St Mary's church Beverley?
i think the clock looks great were it is
they are cctv cams on snaith church (dome cam @ the rear of the building) dunno on howden, but i guess old fisher wanted to bray a few more holes in grade 1 listed buildings
Hi, was there a harrison's corner in goole 1910 -1950 some where near these's dates can anyone remember, i have been told it was a watch makers or something like that any info will help
i remember using the toilets at clock tower as a kid about 8 i also remember catching bus to old goole across from them too outside bank i think it was who decided to put camers on a peace of goole history shame
I can recall the toilets beneath the clock tower and using them as a child and, as I worked for the local authority after leaving school, I worked on taking the tower down, building the roundabout and rebuilding the tower. Removing the old stone paving slabs is not new either - when I was on the road gang we took up the pavements in George Street area and they were sent 'down south'. I recall being told that they were being sold to wealthy people who wanted them round their swimming pools! But then I was young and a little naive.
i love Goole i was born in it and i have lived in it all my young life i think it is a great place but people put it down so comment if you like it and also if you dont but it is not as bad as you think
All the teenagers who were out and about in the late 50s and early 60s used to meet up at the clock tower and the girls used the loos for checking hair and makeup with own mirrors (none provided) I seem to remember a weighing machine or is my memory playing tricks?
I remember many a visit to the toilets under the clock tower and then over to Miss Appleyards toy shop. The new tower to me, seems to have lost its character.
Does anyone remember the electronic street map on Boothferry Road near the Halifax. It was a large blue box with incredibly stiff buttons. And does anyone know where it went? Or have any pictures of this device.
yes i remeber that have just commented on goole book
Zoe, yes I vaguely remember that, I don't think it was in situ for very long. What I do remember is when the Halifax was Burton's, which is where I bought my first three made to measure suits. Which amazingly was not unusual for working class teenagers in the mid sixties. Sartorially my life has been downhill ever since!
Caroline, what is 'Goole Book'?
Hi Bill Goole Book is a link on FaceBook and also there is you know when your from Goole when which has lots of facts on
Just reading this about the clock tower, very interesting that it has the 100 year celebration on it, do you think we as people of Goole should have the Clock Tower brought back to its former glory for the 200 year celebration in 2026?
I think the road around the clock tower should be brought back to its original glory before 2026. Its now similar to tram lines
TBH I think the road has funding to be resurfaced which should happen sooner then later. Just don't want 2026 to go unrecognised like it was in 1976 (150th)
Are the CCTV cameras still on top of the clock tower? I'm thinking I might have another attempt to get them removed. I've got a bit more info about them from ERYC who indicate that the final decision is down to Goole Town Council. Any support for such a campaign??
Saw the slightly relocated Clock Tower again when in Goole last week.
I remember my dad bringing home a copy of the Daily Herald (er, sadly, long-gone) one day in the late '50s, saying I should take a look at page 4. The Herald had a feature writer named Jon Akass, a very good journalist, though a sarcastic sod. Anyway, he'd written a feature on Goole which he observed was 'typified by its town centre, a public convenience.'
Now, some might say ...
Well at least they were properly staffed and properly maintained public toilets which are a rare commodity these days.
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