Place explored through a personal selection of the lives, novels, art, architecture, poetry and history inspired by England's industrial era.
Stopped at Goole on my way to Scunny. Called in at the Waterways Museum. Their theme was Goole’s canal basin and featured the Aire/Calder navigation. Coal was once brought down from South Yorkshire in tugs, called ‘Tom Puddings’. I sought out the Ouse Dock, at the end of Aire Street. In the dock was a sea going vessel flying the Russian flag, the Mekhanik Tyulenev, offloading a consignment of timber, probably from the Baltic States. Who says nothing ever happens in Goole? Goole comedian Ian Smith wouldn’t agree. Catch his series of 8 minute videos on the culture and history of Goole (and discover more about Tom Puddings…).
Beryl Bainbridge Bradford Castleford CLR James Comedian Ian Smith Cultural Geography Ellen Wilkinson England is Rich Featherstone George Orwell Gerard Benson Get Carter Goole Halifax Harry Hopkins Huddersfield Iain Nairn Isle of Axholme Jack Common JB Priestley Kellingley Kevin Boniface Killingworth Manuscript in a Red Box Minty Alley Morning in the City Nelson Newbiggin-By-The-Sea Newcastle Normanton Pontefract Pre-Raphaelite Psychogeography Robert Westall Rotherham Sean O'Brien Selby Social History Southwold Stuart Maconie Ted Lewis The Division Bell Mystery The Rocket Tom Puddings Vermuyden