Life in Hessle Road
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.
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.