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  • 1 year ago
    So, after living in Hull for 40 years yesterday was my first time in Trinity church. Some freaky woman came up and asked about Isabella and said she was a bit older than Megan's child whoever the fuck she is. And she had purple dots on her cheeks like makeup but clown like. I was ready to leave, seriously, fucking freaks. But round the back I saw a thingy about the Falklands war. My best mates dad was on a North Sea Ferry that got bombed by Argentine planes. He couldn't even swim but he survived. There was a memorial to everybody that died from Hull. Then there was some British flags from 1909 through the first world war, all originals. Then there was the tombstones, everywhere I walked I was standing on one, the earliest I saw was 1700's but there could easily be earlier. It was a history geeks dream.

    None of you live in Hull so I realise that this post means shit to you. I just hope you all have the same pride and interest in your own place of birth.
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    • Sudertum
      Sudertum
      Editing … History is always interesting, remember reading in the archive the lists of the died ones in Soest. During WW2 list was massive, also archived the letters, passports and other personal stuff from a 19 year old guy from my hometown who died on 31st January 1944 in modern Ukraine! Oh just read Hull was known as Wyke before...
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    • Nodley
      Nodley
      Editing … Yep, we're Kingston upon the river Hull. The river is Hull, not the city. My wife went to Wyke college which was next to my school. There are many other small towns such as Drypool ands Newington that all got swallowed up. It's fascinating.
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    • Sudertum
      Sudertum
      Editing … Due industrialization i assume which is common, but Soest lost many historical villages as 48 of them were part of it. Only 18 of these became integrated again in 1970s...
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    • Nodley
      Nodley
      Editing … We were a fishing town and when it boomed in the 1800s the population grew to almost what it is today, many houses were purpose built for fishermen. I have some pictures from an old thread on here or unikgamer showing just how tightly packed the houses were.
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    • Nodley
      Nodley
      Editing … But all of you have pride in your roots man, trace your history. It's so exciting!
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    • Helendloc
      Helendloc
      Editing … By trace your history do you mean as in family history? You on Ancestry Nodley?
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    • Helendloc
      Helendloc
      Editing … I traced my family history all the way back to 500 AD and found out I'm directly descended from Rollo through my mum's paternal line ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) and my 30x great-granddad was William the Conqueror's 2nd cousin and fought for the Normans at the Battle of Hastings
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    • Nodley
      Nodley
      Editing … I traced mine back to the 1700s and a house that is now where Hull college sits. My grandmother remembered going to that house as a kid in the 30s. As far as records go and I can trace I'm 100% English. The furthest my family extends is Accrington and South Shields.
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    • Helendloc
      Helendloc
      Editing … It's really interesting to find out whether your 1066-era ancestors were Anglo-Saxons or Normans if you can, but genealogy information pre-1700's is pretty rare so it's hard
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