This person speaks about living in Barrow upon Humber and travelling to Hull by ferry across the Humber for shopping and entertainment. Also mentions evacuation of a Hull School (Southcoates School) to Barrow during the Second World War.

Media No: 1029
Interviewee Forename: Anonymous – 1029
Interviewee Surname: Anonymous – 1029
Year of Birth Approx 1940 / 1941
Interviewer: Steve Walsh
Location:  Greenwood Avenue Library
Date of Interview: 29/02/2016
Duration (HH:MM:SS): 00:11:43


Time Code Notes

[00:00:01] Recollections of wartime, both sides of the River Humber – coming to Hull for shopping and entertainment. Air raid shelter at school, AKAK guns at Barrow Haven.

[00:03:00] Evacuation of Southcoates School to the village with three teachers. Distribution of children to families.

[00:05:30] Impact of American Airmen. The children would be given a dinner with sweets by the airmen.

[00:06:00] Memories of the ferry – walking along the pier at the New Holland end. The ferry would occasionally get stuck on the sandbank during low tide. Local produce would be sent across to Hull on the ferry. During the 1940s and1950s people would travel across for work. Remembers the pantomime at Tivoli Theatre.

[00:09:20] Returned to Hull in the 1970s. She was disappointed on her return with the school system, changes to the comprehensive system and the demise of independent shops. Enjoys the museums.

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