Archive | October, 2010

Baron who of where-and-why-on-earth

30 Oct
Just about every city in this country has one. I’m talking about the “notable public figure” and Hull is no exception.
Behold Charles Henry Wilson, 1st Baron Nunburnholme. You’ve never heard of him and I can’t see why you would. This man made his fortune by inheriting a shipping company, actually the largest private shipowning concern in the world. Not surprising given the democratic ethos of the times he was also MP for Hull (a Liberal, weren’t they all!) and High Sheriff of Hull. Never one to let politics get in the way of profit he sent ships to the Boer War despite being opposed to it. Piling Ossa on Pelion, he was given the freedom of Hull and then a peerage as Baron Nunburnholme, of the City of Kingston upon Hull. Having done so much he nevertheless failed to achieve immortality and died in 1907.

Hull History Centre

29 Oct

I showed you the other end of this building a few weeks back and frankly I hadn’t given the place much thought ’til I took a little walk around the area and stumbled across this opportunity for a reflection shot. The building stands in a small garden and the trees are turning a delicious golden hue.
There’s also a big yellow toad but you can see that here

Churchyard

29 Oct

St Mary’s, Lowgate in Autumn sunshine.

The Fish Quay, Bridlington

27 Oct

Silhouette

26 Oct
There can’t be many supermarkets with a view like this. Here’s Morrison’s car park, Holderness Road. I featured this mill before.

South Marine Drive, Bridlington

25 Oct

This impressive terrace looks out over the beach and boating lake that I showed in the last two days.There are hotels at each end but the middle section is apartments 

End of Season Bridlington

24 Oct

Martha, Laura and the rest will have a long wait before anyone comes calling. I also can’t see many breaking the local bylaw against swimming in the boating lake.