For a moment I considered avoiding Humber Street on Saturday, because I could hardly see it through the scaffolding and fencing! I’m glad I did manage to navigate my way around the workman, because I wouldn’t have noticed this Christmas Tree if I’d only ventured as far as Thieving Harry’s Cafe! The workman must have hauled it up there, I guess.
To quote from the Grow Wild website: “Grow Wild is an exciting four-year programme that will bring people together to sow UK native wild flowers. Grow Wild believes that together we can transform and bring colour to where we live: turning unloved spaces into wildlife-friendly wild flower havens“. What a marvellous idea!
Further research reveals that these rather quirky planters were designed and built by a community group called Seeds of the Desert, whose work I have stumbled across down Humber Street before.
Hopefully the scheme will be judged a success and we will get a whole new set of planters next year in the Fruit Market area.
Photo Archive: Car Garden, Freedom Festival, 2013.
The Hull Daily Mail informs me that the “crumbling” Wellington House, in Hull’s Fruit Market area, is set for demolition this week, which is a great shame (mainly because it was a regular landmark on my strolls around the city). I’ve taken one or two photographs of this particular corner of Hull and I thought I better share them before it changes beyond recognition. I wonder what my next photograph of the corner of Wellington Street and Queen Street will look like?
Adele Howitt, Car Garden, Craig Charles, culture, Fiona Weir, Freedom Festival 2013, Fruit Market Hull, Hull, Hull City of Culture 2017, Hull Daily Mail, Hull Pie, Knitting, Touring Caravan Gallery, Yarn bombing
1. Car Garden: According to “Hull Daily Mail” this brilliant garden was designed by Adele Howitt and Fiona Weir, although I didn’t know that at the time! To quote the article, “Adele said the artwork carried a serious message – creating a haven for endangered bees and an urban space for the insects to pollinate flowers“. I’m a great supporter of bees and hope Adele and Fiona keep up the good work. If you’re interested in bees as well you might interested in another post of mine concerning “Song for the last Queen”, an bee themed art installation by Sybille Neumeyer: https://anticsroadshowblogspot.wordpress.com/category/souvenirs-2/
2. The Touring Caravan Gallery: Another brilliant idea! If you want to know exactly where the Touring Caravan Gallery is at the moment, check out its Facebook page. It could be closer to you than you think!
3. Pie @ Freedom Festival: If you’re in Hull and you like pies, why aren’t you at Hull Pie eating a delicious pie? You’ll find Hull Pie at 19 Trinity House Lane, HU1 2 bang in the centre of The Old Town. Hull Pie has also branched out to 202 Newland Avenue, but I haven’t had the pleasure of going up there yet. You can keep up to date with the menu on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thehullpie
4. Lean On Me: I’ve already featured this on my blog, but I couldn’t resist posting it again! You can read more about it here: https://anticsroadshowblogspot.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/photo-archive-yarn-bombed-lamppost-hull-september-2014/
5. The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show: Hearing that Craig Charles was going to be doing his BBC 6 Music show live from the Freedom Festival was what made me cross the Humber Bridge in the first place, so it be rude of me not to include a photograph of him in my top five. In fact I took quite a few photographs as I made my way through the massive crowd to the front here, so there might be another Craig Charles related post to follow.
I bought this postcard from a chap setting up an antiques and collectables shop in the Fruit Market area of Hull (Humber Street to be exact). The internet informs me that Stalheim is in a very picturesque corner of Norway. I love the Modernist, Scandinavian, look of the interior. I wonder if anything in this photograph is still around; perhaps languishing in a dusty storeroom somewhere.
I bought this postcard from a chap on Hull’s Fruit Market this afternoon. The caption at the bottom of the photograph, in white, reads “The Smallest House in Wales, Conway“. The house is still there and its website informs me that its “Smallest House” statue is officially recognised by the Guinness Book of Records. Take a look: http://thesmallesthouseingreatbritain.co.uk/