What's the average opinion of people from Hull?

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  1. dazzar86

    dazzar86 Well-Known Member

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    Well EDRF funding has been submitted for 3 projects in Hull - hopefully Hull will get all 3 (doubt it though!) One is by Manor (useless) Properties for a new hotel on the Heaven & Hell site. The other 2 have been submitted by the council for The River project (to be situated in the dry dock opposite The Deep as an Amazon/Tropical sister attraction to The Deep) and for a purpose built digi-hub to create a focussed area for creative/digital companies in the area to be based, which will be near to The River project - I think it's to be built on the former Bonus Electrical site.
     
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  2. Jezz511

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    The 'river project' sounds interesting, as does the digi-hub, the Hotel might be great, but i'll never have to use it so i hope it looks good from the outside :p
     
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  3. westandtiger

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    Half the population of any city are ****s...no matter where you go (except for down south where the percentage is much higher.

    Like any 'big city', there are those who work hard and succeed and those who sponge of the rest of us...Hull is no different to anywhere else in the UK.

    I love my city and work hard to promote it wherever I go, I actually dont give a flying **** who does not. I have seen most Cities in this country and no matter where I go in the world I always enjoy coming home.....except when I go skiing in Austria...I would much rather stay lol
     
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  4. TigerMarv

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    I got married a couple of years ago and some relatives from The Mrs side came up for a few days from High Wicolme they had lived there for over 20 years but originally from Sunderland and were planning on retiring to Devon. They were so impressed with how nice people in the area are they are now only renting in Devon so they can move up here if they dont like it
     
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  5. smidgen

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    You can tell 'em it's a TWF-free zone! (He's in Sheff):emoticon-0103-cool:
     
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  6. TONY_WARNERS_FACE.

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    I can't speak for TWF, but I imagine he'd say something like this "Actually I'm back in Hull now to run the rule over what's going on here, then in July I'm moving to Leeds for a year, I know, the irony".

    Or something like that.
     
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    do you wanna go for a pint tony_w...erm dr.cox?
     
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  9. suttontiger

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    Dazzar86 - No 98 top top post mate.

    As for an iconic tall building - always thought a tall tower like one in Cologne or like the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth would be a real asset to the city skyline.
     
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  10. Jerel Ifil

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    To be fair to Leeds, it's never received a disproportionate amount of public funding - a lot of its regeneration from the 70s onwards has been down to the hard work of local businesses (many of them Jewish) who wanted their city to compete with the other gems of the North. Today, most of the money comes from the finance and service sectors. I guess we struck lucky with our location, making it a convenient business hub due to the rail and motorway links Leeds has, being halfway between London and Edinburgh etc. Hull being further out of the way means you've never experienced that, plus the reliance on the fishing industry which doesn't exactly have a transition away from it in the same way that Leeds went from Industrial Revolution cloth centre > tailors and clothing firms > department stores.
     
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  11. smidgen

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    Rumour has it that Ford Motors wanted to build a plant out Saltend/Hedon way but, guess what? The local bizmen/Chamber of Commerce quashed it, because it would have pushed up the wage levels. It would certainly have made a ****ing big difference, had it happened!

    As far as I heard, this was just before or after the War.
     
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  12. suttontiger

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    Loiner - you're certainly correct in what you say - Leeds is geographically well placed to have become, along with Manchester, the financial hub for the north of England. Like most cities it has seen a massive de-industrialisation in the past 40 years, having once been the ready made clothes capital of England.

    There have been high rise office building even from my days when I went to University there in the early 70's.

    Leeds has also benefited by high profile public sector jobs being created there with an exodus of government departments from London - the NHS building or whatever on the site of 'Queenies Castle' down the bottom of the Headrow a typical example.

    Hull has a unique feel to it (the Old Town being virtually derelict 25 years ago to what it is today) - many of my relatives from Kent have come up to visit over the past 20 years and been very impressed.

    Still much to do but with (hopefully) a very bright future ahead as a centre for renewable energy, starting with the massive Siemens development on Alex Dock, the city may for the first time, begin to realise it's undoubted potential.


    PS Times Jounalist, Hull lad and City supporter to speak about his vision for Hull at Hull Business Week at the KC

    http://www.hull.co.uk/news.asp?pageid=74&NewsID=1878&MediaCategoryId=3&MediaType=news
     
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  13. GLP

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    Agreed, I've travelled the length and breadth of the uk, and it is no worse than any other city.

    I live in West Hull villages, and I have to say there is no where else I would rather live in the UK.
     
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  14. originallambrettaman

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    I don't remember him, but he was at the same primary school and secondary school as me, at exactly the same time, we must have been there together.
     
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  15. Mike Burgess

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    Having spent 18 years there, I ****ing hated the place. There seemed to be a lot of racists and bigots. I remember having a discussion with a lecturer on urban regeneration how on a friday and saturday night Hull resembles a warzone. He also said it is hard to get people to invest money to smarten up Hull as previous attempts have been vandalised by locals. Like my dad said if you took the people out of Hull it has the potential to be one of the greatest cities in the country.
     
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    Your Dad's a twat. <ok>
     
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  17. Mike Burgess

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    So is your mum. Seriously though I haven't been back to Hull for 10 years so it could have changed dramatically. All cities have there down periods. I guess I was just in Hull when it was having its down period.
     
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  18. originallambrettaman

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    Paragon Station has been restored and has gone from this:

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    To this:

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    The bus station next door has become the St Stephens shopping centre and a hotel:

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    Apartments and offices have been built around the marina:

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    So it's probably changed quite a bit since you were last here.
     
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  19. Mike Burgess

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    Wow it has. At least they have got rid of the awful front at the station.
     
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  20. Horsham_Tiger

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    My wife (Sussex born and bred) thinks Hull has lots of really nice places, then again we don't tend to visit East Hull or the the estates when we visit.

    Some of the avenues are great and also as you drive out along Willerby Road it is really pretty (as is Cottingham Road etc). The night life around the old town is fantastic now, better than I remember from the 80's.

    Educationally I think there is a problem. When I taught in Hull too many people had no regard for education as a means to get on. There were second (and sometimes third) generations who had no "professional" role models to look up to in their own families. The only people with higher education experience they met were teachers or doctors (and teachers were not highly regarded).

    Education isn't the be all and end all but the overwhelming views I witnessed did betray an issue with the Hull psyche. Also like Plymouth (geographically very similar) people can be insular, many don't ever leave but that could be that they are really happy in Hull. We do moan a bit as Hull folk, and if you have any sort of southern twang in your voice you do get comments like "a bit posh aren't you?".

    I still love visiting but I'm too much of a southerner now to want to return to live and work in my hometown. I feel a bit of a turncoat, but my dad (Hull through and through) did tell me to "get out when you can". I took his advice.

    I think a lot of the problems are the same as those faced by any big city with large estates. Hull is improving and I hope that it gets the investment it deserves (including allowing the Allams to develop the KC and surrounding area).
     
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