Monthly Archives: September 2020

Footfall Replacing Fishermen

PRINCES DOCK, HULL (1980s)

During the early 1980s, I would occasionally go to meetings in Hull, and, determined to make the best of my visits, I would explore the city which was, quite literally, at the end of the line from where I was living in Sheffield. At that time, the docks still crept into the city centre like reminders of a vibrant seafaring past. Soon they would be filled with shiny shopping centres – footfall replacing fishermen – which were more colourful but spoiled some of the views of the fine buildings of the city.