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486 documents for hull daily mail flashback 2011
  • Hull Male Voice Choir is celebrating its centenary during 2011 with three special concerts to mark being "100 years not out. Terry Wallis, assistant musical director and public relations officer, told Flashback: "Today, Hull Male Voice Choir is a strong and vibrant choir, comprising 52 members.

  • Avessel afforded a well-earned chapter in Hull's maritime history is still riding the high seas and has now returned to her old home port. Former Hull tug Salvageman - later renamed Anglian Prince - served with distinction during the Falklands War almost 30 years ago. Sam Grannon, of Sproatley, who takes a keen interest in Hull seafaring, past and present, explains the tug now has new owners and had therefore avoided the threat of being scrapped. Indeed, she is currently in the city's Alexandra Dock. Sam explains: "She was, in her early days, the largest tug in the world. "She was a Falklands War veteran and did a lot of good work down there with some of her sister tugs from Hull, such as the Irishman and the Yorkshireman. "She also did lots of work within the oil industry, some very bi...

  • Mention "Whitfield" in a singing context in Flashback and most readers' thoughts will immediately turn to Hull's very own David, who became an internationally famous singer in the 1950s, with top 20 hits to his credit. However, the reaction is somewhat different for Flashback follower Joe Mackinder, of Southcoates Lane, who has been in touch with interesting memories of another member of the Whitfield clan who could certainly hold a note.

  • These interesting colour pictures were taken in 1975 aboard the Hull trawler Lord St Vincent. Flashback reader Philip Cheeseman, of Norland Avenue, Anlaby Road, Hull, who sent the photographs to Flashback, is featured on them both. He has identified some other crew members from 35 years ago.

  • Hull Harriers described itself as "the club with the best facilities" 80 years ago and was keen to attract more members. Flashback follower Doreen Wymark has supplied copies of original memorabilia which belonged to her later father, John Prethero.

  • Flashback article, he received a phone call from Ralph Taylor, who also played in the Vulcans and who now lives on the Isle Of Wight. John has also been in touch It probably really started in the 1950s with Lonnie Donegan and skiffle, a musical style that set a generation of would-be pop singers strumming away on acoustic guitars and tea chest basses.

  • Classic Gilbert and Sullivan productions staged at this time of year by the Hull Savoyards always prove popular with audiences. But there will be more than a tinge of sadness to this month's performances because of the death of a stalwart member a few weeks ago.

  • ALTHOUGH rightly remembered the world over for his groundbreaking work in bringing about an end to slavery, William Wilberforce, the Hull and Yorkshire MP, also had concerns about the plight of the poor in 19th century Britain. Mollie Snow (nee Fisher), of Anlaby Road, has highlighted this fact by sending Flashback Daily a copy of interesting correspondence dating back to 1800.

  • Aquarter of a century has elapsed since Hull's Yorkshire Dry Dock company launched the Hoo Dolphin. Flashback follower Peter Foster, of Willerby, was a milkman making regular deliveries to the boat-builders' premises and took pictures of the vessel taking shape and its launch. He recalls that when the Hoo Dolphin entered the River Hull, in 1986, the spray drenched some of the spectators. She was built for R Lapthorn and Co, being sold in 2006 and renamed C Yazici.

  • Paddle steamer Wingfield Castle made her final revenue-earning journey between Hull's Victoria Pier and New Holland on March 14, 1974. Flashback's main picture today shows some of the fascinating steam-age machinery passengers could view below decks while crossing the river - if they could tear themselves away from the delights of the saloon bar!

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