32o26: Kingston factory and sign, Clough Rd, 1982 - Beverley
Images on this site are arranged into rough areas by location as in my book 'Still Occupied', available on Blurb. Eventually this site will contain all the images in that book and more.
I took only three pictures in what was quite a long walk back from Stoneferry Bridge to my parents-in-law's home on Loveridge Ave, around 2.4 rather dreary miles, though it seemed longer. Probably I was tired as I'd walked some busy and dusty roads on an August afternoon. I think nothing in those 3 pictures from 1982 remains. Only the second I took appears in my book and is the image I'm adding to the site today.
Stoneferry Bridge, a swing bridge across the River Hull built in 1905 to replace a ferry was replaced by two bascule bridges - one for each carriageway - in 1989-90. It's an image that I might post later, but haven't yet scanned.
The Kingston factory with its lodge and prominent sign appears to have disappeared without trace, and I'm no longer sure exactly where it was. The weeds growing in the yard suggest it was no longer in use but it is perhaps surprising that this small building does not seem to have been retained as a feature in front of a modern development as it was something of a local landmark.
The final exposure was a too tightly framed view of Cedar Villas, a wood-boarded frontage that was already looking rather derelict. I think I took this as a note to come back later to make a better picture, but by the time I did it had gone.
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