Request for help with a family tree – Tranby Rise nursing home – Hessle

Recently I got asked by Edward of I could help him, he is in the middle of putting together a family tree and is in need of photos of Tranby Rise Nursing Home.

Specifically of his aunt & uncle, these being Dr Herbert Holloway and his wife Mary.

Dr Holloway operated the nursing home while Mary was the matron.

If you have (or know of the whereabouts of) any photos of the building, grounds or of Dr Holloway and his wife then please contact me, to be fair I’m still not sure exactly where Tranby Rise was?



The future of this site

Hi all…

As you may have been aware this site has been a little dormant as of late.
Health has been the driving force behind the lack of updates, as you may be aware of my back injury I also have stomach issues, but hey – I’m getting older and things break..

To add to the problems my wife was hurt with what we thought a bad ankle sprain, but three months later it’s still too bad to be able to walk on, add in a hundred other little things and suddenly my life is too busy to crowded to be able to devote any real time to this project.

Hopefully that can change in the near future, and I would love if someone came forward and said “Don’t worry Adam, we’ll help, what do you need?”

I’ve asked before but it fell upon a carpet of silence..


Hessle Feast and other posts..

I’ve a lot of pictures from todays Hessle Feast and last weeks Hessle Soap Box Derby and Hessle Cricket Club to go through, around 2500+ in total..

I will be creating a post ASAP for each of the above titles but to keep you engrossed here are a few pictures from today’s successful family packed event.DSC_4113




I will post more photos ASAP – keep an eye out on twitter and facebook, you may spot yourself on here!

Photos by Danny / Becca

Summer events in Hessle that you can not miss

[pullquote align=”left”]July 14th.. I’m going to Hessle Feast[/pullquote]Right..

Consider yourself warned, Hessle will soon be rocking (more than it does normally).
This weekend we have the Humber Half Marathon and fun run to look forward to, make sure you get out and cheer on the runners, make them feel jealous that they have to leave Hessle while we get to stay after the run.

The weekend after – 6th July, we have the awesomenous that is the Hessle Soap Box Derby.. <Squueeeee>

I’ll be there with my camera hoping to get some great pictures, but make sure you turn up and support all contestants, looking at the video on the official Hessle Soap Box Derby website it looks a great day out.  The fun starts at 10am..

On the Sunday – 7th July, at 12pm, we have the Hog on the Humber, another feast for your eyes and I dare say ears!

Which leads us to big one..
Write this down – July 14th.. I’m going to Hessle Feast” 
Hessle Feast, the 200 year old celebration of food and community, back in the early 1800’s the Feast had become a major event with much excitement, racing, noise and jubilee and  as ever the youth made it their own.

Even in the earliest reports, there are Churchwardens concerns over noisy and drunken behaviour “particularly of the young men of Hull” who visited the parish.

Some things never change  🙂

So make sure you write all of the above dates in your diary as a starter.. but really spend a bit of time looking at the Events Page and support the things that are happening in your neighborhood.

If you know of an event that’s happening that I don’t have on the calendar then get in touch – or via the Events Page.

Today we remember Michael Barnett

[pullquote align=”left”]On this day we will remember him and our thoughts go out to his family, friends and those who tried to help him on that fateful day.[/pullquote]On this sunny day, 25th June, spare a thought back to the summer of 2007, for today was the day that the waters came rushing down Boothferry Hill.

It flooded many properties on the hill itself before spreading out on Boothferry Road.

The man made drain that removed the water via Hessle Haven was already full after a terrible summer of rain.

It was also the day that Michael Barnett died and will forever be etched in the History of this area as a black day.

10 days of flooding had raised the level of the beck to an alarming height, ERYC had removed the steel box that covered the culvert under the estate and replaced it with an old metal fence panel to try to increase the flow of water.

Michael Barnett selflessly,and without thought for his own safety, tired to clean the rubbish that had accumulated around the drain mouth but slipped and his foot became wedged between the bars.

A massive rescue operation was attempted but ultimately the rushing and rising waters caused Michael to loose too much body heat and he succumbed to hypothermia before the emergency services could rescue him.

The coroner at the inquest into Michael’s death said:

“A great desire to help rescue Michael was shown by many people present.”

“Members of the public and members of the emergency services alike all worked tirelessly in truly appalling weather, soaked to the skin, to try to rescue him.”

Mr Barnett senior praised the work of the emergency services and did not blame them for his death

He passed on a message to the emergency services straight after the inquest:

“The emergency services did all they could,”

 “I’ve spoken to them. I’ve told them time and time again.”

 “I said ‘Come on lads, get your heads up, you’ve done more than you should do’.

“Some dived in without any equipment. All I can say is they were a brave bunch of lads”.


Michael was 28 when he died and will always be remembered by those who knew him.

On this day we will remember him and our thoughts go out to his family, friends and those who tried to help him on that fateful day.


Video taken on the day of the floods at Barrow Lane – Hessle

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EYMS photo competition

Local bus company East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) is looking for original and imaginative EYMS-themed entries for its photography competition.

Entrants are invited to send through their best photographs with an ‘EYMS’ theme.

The winner will receive £100 to spend on photography equipment at Hull’s Hilton Photographic shop.

Those who would like to enter can email up to five photographs to , or can send them via the company’s Facebook ( or Twitter ( ) pages.

Full details and rules for entry are available at  The closing date is 1 August 2013.

[colored_box color=”green] EYMS Chief Executive Peter Shipp said:

We ran a similar competition five years ago, and received some creative and inspired entries – the quality was so high it was difficult to choose just one winner!  We’re looking forward to seeing what this year’s competition will bring.”[/colored_box]

The winning entries will be displayed at the company’s Big Bus Day event at Hull’s Streetlife Museum on Saturday 31 August.

Hessle is a perfect place to capture a few shots of the famous red and cream buses, so get your cameras out and get snapping!

Match Report – Hessle Cricket Club1st XI v North Ferriby 1st XI

On a weekend (Saturday, 22nd June) filled with our typical British summer, it was a surprise to get the game going on time after an initial downpour an hour before stumps.

With Hessle sitting in third and North Ferriby lingering in relegation, it would seem Hessle had the upper hand, but with Ferriby inflicting a defeat to Hessle in the opening game it was always going to be a good clash.

Hessle won the toss and put Ferriby into bat on a damp green wicket.

Hessle took to the field a man short after a player failed to turn up. Good opening spells from Joel Connell and Luke Picken put the early pressure on in a game reduced to 32 over’s; both claiming a wicket each.

Kenny Donaldson (27) and Jake Astill (34) were the only Ferriby batsmen showing any resistance against former Ferriby player Sean Drewery.

Drewery took an impressive 7 wickets against his former club to bowl Ferriby all out for 115 from 28 over’s.

Some good fielding from Josh Thompson and four catches held by Joe Walkington also helped the cause.

Weather held out over lunch and Hessle took to the crease confident they could clinch all 20 points available.

Opener and Captain Scott Page made a solid 44 before being caught whilst James Greenfield made light work of two Hessle batsmen bowling a good spell for his team.

Hessle’s Vice Captain Luke Picken was looking in good touch whilst Ferriby captain Jake Astill and younger brother Billy took two wickets each to put the pressure back onto Hessle with wickets falling cheaply.

With only 9 wickets needed for Ferriby due to Hessle being one short, they couldn’t quite get over the line with Luke Picken hitting 47 not out alongside Sean Drewery (5*) to guide Hessle to victory with two wickets to spare.


Report: Luke Picken 1st vice captain

Photo curtesy of Hessle Cricket Club

On this day in History.. the Humber Bridge was opened

The 24th June, 1981, will be remembered for all of those on both sides of the Humber , for thats the day that the Humber Bridge was opened as the longest single-span suspension crossing in world – 50 years after building was first due to begin.

But building was delayed after successive governments failed to fund it until the 1966 Hull North by-election forced Labour PM Harold Wilson to promise a loan.

The bridge, which initially cost £3 to cross, held the record as the longest single-span suspension bridge until it was eclipsed by Japan’s Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in 1998.

The Humber crossing, which is now only the seventh longest, ultimately cost £98million to build – 49 times its 1931 estimate and three times its 1972 forecast.

However, the interest on the debts owed by the operators to the Government had pushed this figure up to £150million by 2011.

Chancellor George Osborne has since written off the debt and since April last year, it now costs £1.50 per car to cross each way.

Abridged version taken from Yahoo! News, pop along to look at the videos of the official opening.


Humber Bridge Half Marathon 2013

On Sunday, 30th June, the Humber Half marathon & Fun Run visits Hessle and the Humber Bridge.

The route will take the runners around the centre of Hessle, starting at Humber Bridge car park, travelling down Ferriby road, along Barrow Lane before turning left onto Swanland.

It will then climb Boothferry Hill before turning onto the Humber Bridge.

[colored_box color=”red”]Expect traffic delays around the event, please choose alternative routes as road closure notices are in force for the roads for a large period of Sunday 30th June, for more information on the closures contact the East Riding Council quoting reference QV0316800148.[/colored_box]

The route (see below) for the event can be downloaded as .gpx file for all you gps runners.

The fun run follows a similar route through Hessle but doesn’t cross the bridge.

It will be a day to remember for the runners and their families, please pop down to cheer on the participants, and if you know someone who will be running for charity, then sponsor them..

You can find out more about the Humber Half Marathon by visiting their web page or following them on Twitter – @HumberHalf_M

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Hessle RUFC 2013-14 fixtures announced

Hessle RUFC will start the 2013-14 season with a home game against Leeds Corinthians on Saturday, 14th September.

Hessle begin life in Yorkshire Division Four after their poor season last year which ended in the pain of relegation, they are determined to make amends and have appointed new coach Paul Gabel,who has joined Hessle from Selby to help give them the necessary focus for the coming season.

To help the team settle down Hessle RUFC have two pre-season friendlies arranged, Hornsea on Saturday,31st August and Selby on Saturday 7th September.

Training will begin on Tuesday, 2nd July at Livingstone Road (6.30 pm) under the  guidance of new coach Paul Gabel.

All players, old and new, are welcome to attend, for more information contact @hessleRugby on twitter or via their website.

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Hessle RUFC first XV’s league fixtures
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Sep 14 Leeds Corinthians H
21 Stocksbridge H
Oct 5 Ossett A
12 Halifax H
26 York R.I. A
Nov 2 Halifax Vandals H
9 Mosborough A
23 Old Otliensians H
30 Sheffield Oaks A
Dec 7 Wetherby H
14 Hornsea A
Jan 4 Stocksbridge A
11 Ossett H
18 Halifax A
25 York R.I. H
Feb 8 Halifax Vandals A
15 Mosborough H
Mar 1 Old Otliensians A
8 Sheffield Oaks H
15 Wetherby A
Apr 5 Hornsea H
12 Leeds Corinthians A
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Helping to connect Hessle