The current village hall began life as an army cook house. It was purchased from the War Department in 1939, moved to Paull and has been used as a community centre ever since. However, the years have taken their toll and the current building is no longer fit for purpose.
If I witness one more person not picking up their dogs mess I personally will report you, there you have it. If you cant be bothered to take care of your dog properly, it is simple, don’t have one. I will name and shame you.”.
The pair of lights at Salt End, the other side of Paull, were of near identical design and colour to those at Thorngumbald. They were dismantled in the 1960s when the BP oil terminal at Salt End was being expanded.
On 20th April 2013 the New Village Hall held its first Wedding Reception. It was the wedding of Mr Kenny Harrison and Miss Joanne Murray residents of the Village. It was a bright sunny day which began with their wedding at St Andrew’s Church, Paull at 1.30pm and followed by the reception at the Village Hall. If you would like to see a collection of photographs click here
Sunday 7th April 2013 was the 70th ANNIVERSARY REUNION of a wartime incident when a barrage balloon exploded near to Paull School blowing in the windows, destroying the roof and closing the building for nine months.
There was a shipyard at Paull located between High Paul and Paul, took advantage of the sloping beach at that position as a good place for launching ships. The yard built some ships for the Royal Navy: between 1739 and 1774 three warships were built, Thomas Steemson owned the shipyard in the early 19th century; ships of up to 74 guns were built, the HMS Anson of 1812. By the 1830s it was no longer active.[note 3]
The pipeline was built in 1984 and runs in an excavated trench along the river bed, capped by gravel and aggregates, between above ground installations located near Paull, on the north bank of the Humber, and Goxhill, on the south bank.
One half of the students were in scripture class, and in the middle of singing the hymn ‘All things bright and beautiful’ when the explosion happened.
In 1807, an earthen battery, Paull Cliff Battery, was erected in consequence of the Napoleonic Wars to house six 24 pounder cannons, with the land summarily purchased. In 1819 after the end of the wars the land of 3 acres (1.2 ha) including barracks and buildings was sold by the Board of Ordnance.
Dog fouling is consistently raised as a concern by the public. The majority of dog owners behave responsibly and clean up after their pet. However, dog mess left by a minority of irresponsible owners is often the cause of complaints.
Paull village is the only habitation of significance in the parish, excluding farms. Paull village is accessed via a road off the A1033. Paull village includes a church, lighthouse, three pubs (The Royal Oak, Humber Tavern and Crown Inn), and a school.
Sunday was another Open Day followed by a family Fun Night culminating in a splendid show of fireworks.
In recent years the village has also lost many of its basic facilities such as local shops, the post office and medical services. It is now classed by the government as a deprived rural community and the challenges of the economic downturn creates a high demand for services from voluntary and community organisation’s to develop vital resources to support their local residents and help sustain their community.
A hospital was established at Newton Garth east of Paul by William le Gros in the reign of Henry II. Originally intended for Lepers, non-Lepers were admitted after 1335. The hospital was suppressed by the Abolition of Chantries Act of 1547, in the reign of Henry VIII.
“I was in my living room admiring my birthday cards, when suddenly the fireplace was turned into a huge orange fireball. The door was blown off and landed on the cot holding my baby sister Nancy, the ceiling fell on top of the door. And no one was hurt! I call this ‘my great escape’.
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Over time, the tidal patterns of the River Humber have eroded the river bed covering the existing pipeline, leading to parts of it becoming exposed. On recognising this issue, we developed an innovative engineering solution to protect the pipeline. This involved covering the exposed areas with gravel-filled bags with concrete ‘frond mattresses’ placed over the top. These incorporate plastic fronds to mimic seaweed and encourage the settlement of sand and silt.
Paull Holme (Holm) was also listed in the Domesday report, also in the Manor of Burstwick. The family of Holme held the place from the post Conquest period onwards, up to the 18th century when the estate passed to the Torre family through marriage to the female line of Holme. In 1377 the population was around 100.
Colin Bunting was not at school that day. He was at home, he was ill and it was his 8th birthday.
This means that five of the new state-of-the-art aluminum workboats will now be built at Paull. The 20 metre long vessels will be used to ferry technicians out to the wind farms in the North Sea.
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Paull has been host to coastal defences for centuries. In 1542, as part of a review of coastal defences carried out by Henry VIII to prepare against possible war with France and Spain, a battery for twelve gunners was built at Paull.
“There was a big flash, and then I was outside and went to Wilson’s shelter.”
In the Patents Roll in the 14th century it was described as “almost entirely broken down and inundated”. About this time it was lost to the Humber.
There are also listed buildings at Thorney Crofts (18th-century farmhouse), and Old Little Humber Farm (17th-century farmhouse on the site of a medieval moated area).
By the 1840s the extent of Cherry Cobb Sands represented approximately 1,800 acres (730 ha); the soil newly reclaimed land was of very good agricultural quality.
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The Planning Application for the development of the Crown Land to include 2 Holiday Flats and a shop has been APPROVED by the East Riding Council at the October meeting. You can view the plans on the East Riding Website by clicking here .
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“I just remember the flash, smoke and the dust.”
Public meetings were held early in 2010 and a new committee of 20 local people was formed to tackle the project. Fundraising began with all the usual events, craft fairs, sponsored events, scarecrow festivals etc. together with an application to the Big Lottery Fund.
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“I’m extremely excited to be bringing the name of Dunston Ship Builders back to its rightful position on the Humber,” said Bourne.
Following the marking of the consecrated ground the Bishop carried out the Consecration Service itself which included a proclamation that permission for consecration had been granted by the Archbishop of York. The ceremony was completed with proclamations from local Reverend Kathy Lawrie and representative of the Paull Parish Council, clerk Dianne Davies.
At the end of the day votes for the best Scarecrow where counted and the winners were:
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The existing road bridge will be replaced and the site will operate 24 hours X 7 days per week.
The ideal place to relax and enjoy the wonderful views over the River Humber. It is also the starting point for the Heritage Trail. A booklet (which can be obtained from the Church £2.50) will guide you on a 1/2 hour walk around the village and explains the ancient history of the rural fishing community.
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