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Welcome to Anlaby
Anlaby has been a thriving community for 1,000 years.
It is a village which in more recent times has seen tremendous change, but which has stil managed to retain its characteristic village atmosphere.
We welcome our on-line visitors from around the world.
*Goodbye to Dave and Glenda Wilkinson who ran the Red Lion for around six months.
*Welcome to Barry Ward and his partner Vicky who are now running the pub.
*Welcome to Dove House Hospice who have opened a new charity shop on Hull Road.
*Want Internet access? It’s now available free of charge at Anlaby Library in North Street.
*Does anyone know who is responsible for repeatedly painting out the name Anlaby on the road sign near the church on Beverley Road – and why they persist in doing this?
*We note with considerable interest that “assurances” have been given that the long awaited work on Anlaby House will begin in four months. Time will tell.
*The improved access into the service road in front of the shops which include Brian Field, Skeltons and Frydays is to be welcomed. But will the police now act to deal with the many drivers who simply ignore the yellow lines and the new barrier, often parking at an angle and almost blocking the road altogether rather than walk a few yards having parked in the proper places?
Thanks to Richard Kuhnel for his e-mail containing some fascinating memories of Anlaby School. Read them in the section below....
Have YOU a tale to tell of your schooldays in Anlaby? Let us know...
There's always a warm welcome for visitors to Anlaby Library which has occupied the same site in North Street for decades.
Many will still fondly remember the old wooden hut with its sloping floor, but which was always bright, cheerful and warm. The new building is well equipped and the book stock is godo. But as a regular visitor we get theimpression that it is not as well used as it could - and should - be.
The library is a valuable asset to the village. If it is not used enough it will no doubt be considered for closure as has happened in the past.
Let's make sure our library remains open. Use it - or lose it.
DON'T LET HULL GRAB OUR VILLAGE
Times may have changed, but Anlaby is still a great place in which to live.
There are, however, signs that Hull is again looking towards engulfing us as well as the neighbouring villages of Willerby, Hessle, Cottingham and Kirk Ella and putting us all within the city boundary. For 1,000 years Anlaby has been a community in its own right. We say let's keep it that way.
WHAT'S GOING ON?
And still we ask - what's going on at Anlaby House?
This beautiful building dating back to the 1790s, stands empty, its grounds rapidly becoming a scruffy disgrace.
Ever since East Riding Council sold the premises the area has been a cause of growing concern among Anlaby people.
The house was built in the 18th Century by a Hull merchant called John Boyes and sold in 1818 to William Voase, the son of a wine merchant who lived at Beech Lawn. During World War 11 the house was used as a store and depot for air raid precautions. It first became council premises in 1936 when the newly created Haltemprice Urban District Council moved in.In 1974 it became offices for the chief executive and chief technical officer of Beverley Borough Council.In more recent times it was acquired by East Riding of Yorkshire Council which sold it.
Youngsters now run riot in its grounds and some of the buildings have smashed windows and broken doors. And what has happened to the old wall which seems to have vanished into thin air?
CAN YOU HELP?
We have received the following e-mail regading the Vause family who lived at Anlaby House..."Fanny Ringrose-Voase may have been my great grandfather's sister. Can you tell me anything about her? I hope there is no intention of demolishing Anlaby House. Thank you. - Christina Wadsworth"
The Voase family were owners of Anlaby House in the 19th Century, the property being sold to William Voase in 1818.
William was the son of John Voase, a wine merchant of Beech Lawn, who died in 1844.
In the 1860s the house was occupied by Thomas Ringrose-Voase whose widow, Fanny, was still living there in 1892.
William Ringrose-Voase lived in the house at around the turn of the century and continued to do so until 1912.
The Voase family's involvement with Anlaby began in the late 18th Century when John Voase bought a small mansion in Beech Lawn. Besides interest in the wine business he was also involved in the Hull whaling industry, being a part owner of the American built Truelove, one of the port's best known whaling ships.
Voase became the Sheriff of Hull. He died in 1810 leaving a son, William and daughter Jane Mary.
Fanny Ringrose was the niece of William Voase and inherited Anlaby House from him. She was married to Thomas Ringrose and a condition of the inheritance was that she changed her name to Voase. This was finalised on January 6 1860 by royal licence. Fanny and Thomas had three children, the eldest of them - William - inheriting Anlaby House on the death of his father.
*Anyone with further information about the Voase family can contact Christina through Yorkshire Pride. E-mail us.
*Got a view on the future of Anlaby House or what is happening to this most beautiful part of old Anlaby? E-mail us.
Views will also be passed on to East Riding Council.
PUT YOUR ORGANISATION ON LINE
Yorkshire Pride welcomes information from local groups in Anlaby wanting Internet space. We will be happy to include news, views and information about your organisation. Just e-mail it to us or post it to Yorkshire Pride, 1, Woodland Drive, Anlaby, HU10 7HG
IT'S YOUR COUNCIL
Anlaby now has a parish council. It meets on the second Thursday in every month at the Anlaby Community Care Association in First Lane. The meetings begin at 7pm. Members of the public can attend meeting and will only be excluded when "exempt" items are discussed. "Exempt" matters are usually to do with contracts or individuals.
KNOW YOUR COUNCILLORS
Local Lib-Dem councillors for Anlaby are:
Coun Mary Kingston (East Riding and Parish) - 650397; Coun Tony McCobb (East Riding) - 656090; Coun Peter Munn (East Riding - 658617; Coun Renton Heathcote (Parish) - 657050.
Good quality donations are welcomed by the Help the Aged Charity shop on Hull Road (next to Jackson's). Ladies and men's clothing, bric-a-brac and household items are all welcomed.
THE SPRINGHEAD - KEEPING MUSIC LIVE
SIMPLY the best.
That’s the proud claim of The Springhead, the music pub that has it all.
The pub, on the outskirts of Hull, has attracted major acts from Britain and America – and many of them have been so impressed that they’ve asked to return.
Among them is top guitarist Albert Lee who has played for most of today’s top country stars and has made several appearances at the Springhead. He was back in England recently for a two concert visit. One show was at the Springhead, the other at the Royal Albert Hall!
Many American bands on tour in England have e-mailed Springhead manager Pam and Terry Kent asking for the venue to be included on their tour dates. Even the legendary rock star Van Halen has expressed an interest in going on stage at the pub.
The pub is massive and its new look concert room, recently enlarged and refurbished,can now seat 300 people, by far the biggest pub venue in Hull and District.
Regular acts from across the north as well as local bands appear here and have helped to gain the Springhead national recognition. In 1997 the pub was awarded the runner-up prize in the Music Pub of the Year competition run by The Licensee newspaper.The
following year it won the title outright, beating off challenges from across the country. The pub now features live music seven nights a week, including on Wednesdays, a popular jam night with local musicians and artists getting the chance to appear on stage with the resident band. Manager Terry sees further expansion in months come and is negotiating to bring more big name stars to the venue.
ST PETER'S YOUR PARISH CHURCH
For centuries Anlaby people went to church in Kirk Ella.
But it was not until the 19th Century when Anlaby's population started to grow substantially that things started to change.
In 1863 a room in Anlaby was licensed for Anglican services and a curate appointed at St Andrew's to look after the extra work involved.
The first services in the village were held every Sunday evening. And on Wednesdays during winter time a lecture was given. Both were extremely well attended and collections were held with the aim of building a church as a chpel-of-ease to Kirk Ella.
St Peter's is a brick built church in the Gothic style erected at a cost of £1,300.It was built in 1865 and restored and enlarged 20 years later.
The site for the church was given by Sir Francis Legard, of Ganton near Scarborough. His family inherited Anlaby when the local Legards died out in 1819.
St Peter's churchyard was first used for burials in 1873 when pressure on space prevented St Andrew's Kirk Ella being used.
St Peter's was licensed for burials in 1871 and for marriages in 1872. Burials ceased in 1960.
The vicarage was built on a site given by Mrs Mary Wilson at a cost of £650.
The church clock was installed in the bell tower in 1911.
St Peter's Church used to have a strip of patterned wrought ironwork above the brick wall which runs along the front of the building. This was, however, taken down to help the war effort in 1940, as were the church gates.
The famous carved mouse, trademark of master craftsman Robert Thompson, of Kilburn is to be found on the carved oak altar of St Peter's.
The church windows did not meet with the approval of members of the Kingston Ecclesiological Society who inspected St peter's in 1969. They reported that the stained glass was "some of the worst in the Hull area..."
Anlaby's war memorial, which stands in the grounds of St Peter's was dedicated in September 1921.
The way we were
In about the 9th Century a Dane called Anlaf made his home between Hessle and Kirk Ella.It was a good choice.
From those humble beginnings slowly developed a village of character, a rural commuity quiet and insular despite close proximity - just four miles - to the ancient settlement of Wyke which was later to become the city of Kingston upon Hull.
Two families dominated Anlaby in the formative years. First came the Anlabys, direct descendants of Anlaf. Then there were the Legards, still - like Anlaf - remembered in street names in the village. Of Norman descent, the Legards were without doubt the village's most influential family for about 800 years.
Itwas in the 19th Century, when Hull started to flourish as a major seaport, that the merchants who grew rich out of its trade started to cast eyes beyond the city boundary. They saw Anlaby as a fine place in which to live. In 1800 the village had just 300 people. A century later it was home to 800
St Peter's Church in Wilson Street was built in 1865 and restored and enlarged 20 years later The church cost £1,558 to build which was raised by donation. The site for the church was given by Sir Francis Legard, of Ganton, whose family had inherited the Anlaby estate when the last of the local Legards died in 1819. The church was consecrated on the Second Sunday after Easter in 1865
The old Scout Hut which stands in North Street near its junction with Church Street, was the first Weslyan chapel in Anlaby. Today a listed building, it dates back to 1809. The chapel served the local Weslyans for over 70 years until a site on Hull Road was acquired and a church to seat 200 people was designed. Its foundation stone was laid in May 1884. it was built in the 18th Century by a Hull merchant called John Boyes.
Kwik Fit now occupy a modern tyre and exhaust bay on Hull Road. Many, though, still remember an earlier building there - before the creation of Anlaby Service Station which was eventually demolished to make way for Kwik Fit. That building was Grove Lodge, once a small country house and the toll house for the Hull-Anlaby turnpike. In 1929 it was acquired by the Sonley family and was converted into a garage. Prior to that Thomas Sonley was a cycle repairer and motor engineer who operated out of premises in Wilson Street.Those premises are sandwiched between the Oriental takeway and a hairdressers and beauty parlour. Now empty, they were in recent years the home of a business known as Brown's Greens. Before that another greengrocer - K Blackith - occupied the building
WHO LIVED HERE...in 1892
Bailey Walter S, shipowner, The Mansion; Barber Alfred, butcher; Barber, the Rev Alfred, curate-in-charge; Barker William, cowkeeper; Calder Robert, head gardener, South Ella; Cape Mr William
Cape William, joiner, grocer and sub postmaster; Clarkson William, cowkeeper; Crompton James, 1 Springfield Villas; Curtis Robert, joiner and grocer; Cutting James F, coachman, Tranby Croft; Davidson William, head gardener East Ella Lodge; Dickens Stephen, grocer; Egginton Arthur, JP for East Riding, banker,clubs -Windham and Conservative and York County Club, York; Foster John S,blacksmith; Fugill Miss Hannah, laundress, Grove Lodge; Gibson John, plumber; Goddard Col William Edward, stationer, Beech Lawn; Golding Richard, coachman, South Ella; Hamling Thomas, steam trawl and smack owner Hull and Barnsley Railway Locomotive Works Springhead,Matthew Stirling, superintendent; Jameson Robert JP, timber merchant, East Ella; Leadbetter Joshua Porter, head gardener, Tranby Croft; Mawer William, Vict. Red Lion Hotel; Munby Mr John; Nightingale Mr Lewis, 9 Springfield Villas; North Mr Thomas Horner, Laurel Villa, Oddfellows Grand United Order (Village Pride Lodge)Benjamin Taylor secretary; Pepper John, grocer, Anlaby Common; Pere John William, coal dealer; Porter Alexander, head gardener, Anlaby House; Railton John, joiner; Reynolds Thomas Charles, jeweller (Reynolds and Son), The Grange; Ringrose-Voase Mrs Fanny, Anlaby House; Shields William, parish clerk; Simpson Henry, butler, Tranby Croft; Ward George, joiner; Wilson Arthur, JP, Master of Fox Hounds, High Sheriff of Yorkshire, Tranby Croft.
Atkinson John, farm baliff, Tranby Croft; Cape Joseph and dairy cow dealer, Providence House, Anlaby Common; Dunbar James, farm baliff, South Ella; Goodman William, Grove Cottage; Lonsdale George (dairy), Newington Farm; Marshall Henry, also miller; Palmer Walter Spurr, Old Hall Farm and 83 Goodwin Street, Hull; Sugden Henry and auctioneer and valuer, Manor House; office Market Place, Beverley; Train Thomas and John F, cattle dealers, Anlaby Common.
*Got a memory of old Anlaby or a point to make about the modern village? E-mails please.
Anlaby schooldays remembered
ANLABY SCHOOLDAYS REMEMBERED
Anlaby School (1952-57) reminds me of:- Jackson, the black pet rabbit. Mrs Stephenson who slapped legs very viciously (try that to-day!) Mr Derham who was sports obsessed and threw hard cricket balls at great speed. The gramophone monitor for morning assembly putting on such records as La Calinda. Mr Moser buying one of the first tape recorders and recording our singing. The very kindly Mr Gillah. Mr Moser teaching us italic style handwriting. He had even procurred some oblong shaped chalk so that even blackboard writing was italic. A great man. Mr Waters, a very gifted musician whose piano playing inspired me in music. The announcement of George V1's death on the radio during a PE class. The agonising wait during the period of 11+ results - would you be in the next group to be summoned to the Headmaster's office! Anyone else pick up on these experiences? Richard Kuhnel
September, 1947. In gleaming shoes, grey pullover and new shirt I and about 30 others took the first steps into our futures.
For me it began in Park Walk, Anlaby Common. Accompanied by my mother pushing her bicycle with its basket which attached to the handlebars, we made our way into Spring Gardens heading towards Hull Road. At the corner of the main road we turned left and past Harmer's shop with newspapers, sweets and, of course tobacco.
On the opposite corner of Spring Gardens was Hull Co-operative's food shop. Further down towards Hull, near Leckonby's fish and cip shop was another grocer - Mr Heap who sold sugar in blue bags.
We passed the East Yorkshire bus garage with its huge doors which were usually open in reasonable weather to show men working on the vehicles. Outside of the garage was our bus stop - the No 9 to Hull.
As is the case today a club stood next to the garage - at this time, though it was known as The Anlaby Comon Club (today the Springfield).
The common area was much the same as today, only at that time men would be working to gather hay which was stacked in two large piles near a hedge which separated the two main fields.
Occasionally we would walk home across the common, but there were times when we were warned not to by our teachers who told of "funny" men lurking there.
We pupils made our way to school along what was then a cinder track. An embankment on the top of which ran the road was lined with small hawthorn bushes.
Inside Anlaby County Primary for the first time you were overwhelmed by the size of it as you passed through the second main door (the one on the right when you look at the building from the front. Next to it was a white painted annexe.
Through the door you went into a corridor. On the left was the cloakroom. On the right was Classroom No I - presided over by a lively, rather formidable little woman - Miss Skinner.
Reluctant, like the others attending for the first time, we gathered nervously. Small chairs littered the floor in untidy rows. A shop stood in one corner and a pile of small rush mats was piled in another. Miss Skinner was firm, but generally fair. She was also for reasons I could never understand, shoeless in some lessons. In retrospect I think she may have suffered from bunions or corns - she had the worst looking feet I have ever seen!
Introduction to school life was gentle and done in a kindly way. But to five year-olds it was without doubt a traumatic experience.
And so into a new life of school. Small bottles of milk - one third of a pint in each - were handed out each morning, the rush mats were produced and laid on the floor for us to have a nap, the bell rang for playtime and we returned to classes for another hour or so before it rang again, this time to signal dinner-time.
Many children stayed for dinner at school, good stodgy food usually followed by rice pudding. I went home.
Looking back over half a century later I recall, and I am sure many others will, too, some of those under whose care we were put - Mrs Wilson, Miss Lazenby, Mr Miller, Mr Kirkham, Mr Harrison, "Daddy" Dereham among them.And then, there was Mr Moser. This former wartime pilot (bombers, I believe) joined the school as head in 1946 and was always kind, always aimiable and always liked. He could be strict, but it was never for long. And how many remember Mary Marling, later to become the deputy head, and Mrs Stephenson?
Who also remembers painting in the art room with its fine view of the playing field, the newt pond which lay just over the hedge half way along the school field, the school pond with its goldfish at the back of the main building? And who remembers the hall with its mural of St George, the annexe, austere and cold, the bike sheds, the canteen where in our early teens we would gather on two nights a week as members of Anlaby Youth Club, run by Mr Mays?
They were happy days at Anlaby. Remember sports day and after-school cricket matches? Packed cheese and tomato sandwiches because you would late home for tea never tasted so good? Remember the school's annual jumble sale where you could large piles of comics for a penny or two? Remember games of tig, of block, football and cricket? Remember, too when the snow fell, and entire school threw handfuls of it and made playground slides which soon wore out the shoe leather. - Stuart Russell, Anlaby County Primary School pupil 1947- 1953.
FROM Florida came this nostalgic e-mail from former Anlaby School pupil Murray Marks:
This site is unreal: I have lived in Florida for many, many years, but grew up in Anlaby and lived on Loyd Street, went to the primary school in 58 and - I can't believe I still remember it - the head master I think was Mr. Moser, and head mistress was Ms. Marling. I only remember one teacher who I think was named Ms. Barker, She was tall with red hair, I remember that for sure.
I recall there being a small fish pond that used to freeze over when i came in the entrance off First lane. I have two sisters Judith and Roberta who both attended the
school. I have not been to Hull in many years and often wondered what happend to the people of my youth. My dad had a work place on West Dock Avenue, off of
the Old Hessle road.
Thanks for this awesome website, I am totally homesick now.
*Have YOU Got a memory of your days at Anlaby School? E-mail us.
Written by The Editor - 06/05/2001 11:50:35
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