Peter Marshall

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Hessle Rd area

28h44: Top Deck Snack Bar, English St, 1981 - North & West Hull - Hessle Rd

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Still Occupied

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.

The Top Deck Snack Bar, since renamed the Top Deck Cafe is still there at 140 or 142 English St, on the north side between ALfred St and Ropery St, looking overall very similar now to 1981, with the addition of metal blinds over the door and ground floor window, the replacement of the door and its 1930s style glazed windows and different signage.
It looks rather more open and welcoming now, whereas before it had the air of a place where only regulars would venture. The side wall now has its brickwork exposed and has lost the sign for 'Suggit', H V Suggit, Poultry Packers and Frozen Foods, and lower down the rather crudely painted logo for H_S only part visible in this image.) But without the snack bar sign, a house with a chimney, I would almost certainly not have stopped to take the picture.
Suggit's site is now a car repair business, the Engine and Gearbox Centre.


Peter Marshall
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