Life in Hessle Road

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Af­ter the bit­ter Cod Wars of the 1970s saw the dis­man­tling of the trawler trade, Hessle Road has had to adapt and forge a new iden­tity for it­self.

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Sam Jor­dan says: Loved go­ing down this road as a kid on a Satur­day with grand­par­ents. Kwik Save Se­tam, In­door Mar­ket most good shops now take­aways and tat shops. Even re­mem­ber the Christ­mas lights that they had down there. Many good mem­o­ries.

Arthur Smith says: The his­tory is just a dis­tant mem­ory to many for­eign­ers, who don’t know the his­tory or prob­a­bly don’t care. It’s as de­serted dur­ing the day as it is dur­ing the night.

Si­mon Paul Yip said: I have read that un­til the early 1980s, all of the streets on the left hand side (the south) were full of houses, and the other side had a lot more peo­ple liv­ing in the streets on that side. I bet the num­ber liv­ing in the area is one third or half the num­ber who were there 35 years ago.

Kev Daw­son says: I’ll al­ways love Hessle Road, no mat­ter how bad it gets. Lived there for a few years and I loved it. Only moved due to a dis­pute over a pet with a land­lord.

An­dreas Renn says: First is the traf­fic jam. Se­condly, the city clean­ers park­ing their van on the cy­cle lane and third is the pot­holes.

Kevin Roy Shann says: Is there any char­ac­ter left? No, all gone. It used to have char­ac­ter and characters.

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