History of Goole, Yorkshire
These pages form a series about the history of Goole drawn from my own archives. I've been writing and teaching about the town's history for over 30 years and have gathered a large amount of information, booklets, maps and pictures about most aspects of Goole's history.
On these pages you can read about:
Goole People & Families - a lot of information has been gathered about a wide range of people who lived in Goole over the past two centuries and made their own contribution to the life and history of the town.
History of Boothferry Road, Goole - find out more about the changing face of Boothferry Road, Goole over the years, including shop and family memories.
History of the Lowther Hotel, Goole - read about the Lowther's special place in Goole's history. From its origins as the Banks' Arms Hotel to details of past landlords, 19th century riots at the Lowther, Zeppelin raids and more.
Goole in 1810 - a description of how the young Susanna Storr visited the new town and her first impressions of early Goole.
Goole 1828 Census - see if your ancestor was on this very early Aire and Calder Company census of Goole.
Above: Looking down Boothferry Road showng the Clock Tower and Cinema Palace
Below: Hackforth's, which was one of Goole's favourite grocer's shops and where many a wedding reception was held in its popular upstairs cafe