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Kingston upon Hull and area,

Channel 4's 'Location location etc' voted Hull the worst place to live in 2007 and next year beaten into second place by Middlesbrough.
The town of Hull was founded late in the 12th century. The monks of Meaux Abbey needed a port where the wool from their estates could be exported. They chose a place at the junction of the rivers Hull and Humber to build a quay.

The exact year Hull was founded is not known but it was first mentioned in 1193. It was called Wyke on Hull. Renamed Kings-town upon Hull by King Edward I in 1299, the town and city of Hull has served as market town, military supply port, a trading hub, fishing and whaling centre, and industrial metropolis.

Hull was an early theatre of battle in the English Civil Wars.[6] Its 18th-century Member of Parliament, William Wilberforce, played a key role in the abolition of the slave trade in Britain.

The city is unique in the UK in having had a municipally owned telephone system from 1902, sporting cream, not red, telephone boxes.

After suffering heavy damage during the Second World War (the 'Hull Blitz'), Hull weathered a period of post-industrial decline, during which the city gained unfavourable results on measures of social deprivation, education and policing. During the early 21st-century spending boom (before the late 2000s recession) the city saw large amounts of new retail, commercial, housing and public service construction spending.

Established tourist attractions include the historic Old Town and Museum Quarter, Hull Marina and The Deep, a city landmark. The redevelopment of one of Hull's main thoroughfares, Ferensway, included the opening of St. Stephen's Hull and the new Hull Truck Theatre. Spectator sporting activities include Premier League football and Super League Rugby. The KC Stadium houses the Hull City football club and Hull FC rugby club and Craven Park is home to rugby club Hull Kingston Rovers. Hull is also home to the Elite Ice Hockey League Hull Stingrays.

In November 2013, it was announced that Hull had won the UK City of Culture 2017 award.
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Hull Marina
:: Hull Marina ::
The River Humber
:: The River Humber ::
Humber Bridge and  Humber Bridge Country Park
:: Humber Bridge and Humber Bridge Country Park ::
Queens Gardens, Hull
:: Queens Gardens, Hull ::
Hull museums
:: Hull museums ::
Princes Quay April 13 2009
:: Princes Quay April 13 2009 ::
Remembrance Sunday
:: Remembrance Sunday  ::
HMS Bounty Albert Dock
:: HMS Bounty Albert Dock ::
Hull city centre construction
:: Hull city centre construction ::
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Wright St Hull IMG_2814.jpg
French Market in Hull centre
:: French Market in Hull centre ::
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Kingston Square Hull IMG_2843.jpg
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Chongwah Chinese Supermarket Hull IMG_2818.jpg
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Baker St Hul IMG_2815.jpg
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Carr Lane Hull IMG_0663.jpg
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Carr Lane Hull IMG_0669.jpg
East Park, Hull
:: East Park, Hull ::
Pickering Park
:: Pickering Park ::
Pearson Park
:: Pearson Park ::
Hull Fair
:: Hull Fair ::
Nostalgia, WW2 etc. weekends, East Park
:: Nostalgia, WW2 etc. weekends, East Park  ::
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Queens Gardens Hull IMG_7952.jpg
Queens Gardens Hull IMG_7952.jpg
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Ducks Queens Gardens Hul IMG_7963.jpg
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Bond St Hull IMG_7933.jpg
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River Hull IMG_7918.jpg
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River Hull IMG_7841.jpg
Rank Flour Mill demolition IMG_7829.jpg
Rank Flour Mill demolition IMG_7829.jpg
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Demolition of Rank Flour Mill IMG_7825.jpg
River Hull IMG_0315.jpg
River Hull IMG_0315.jpg
Whitefriargate, Hull IMG_4823.jpg
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Prospect St, Hull IMG_4797.jpg
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King Edward St, Hull IMG_4827.jpg
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Carr Lane, Hull IMG_4821.jpg
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Calvert Rd Hull IMG_4505.jpg
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Spring Bank West Hull IMG_4499.jpg
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Willerby Rd Hull IMG_4508.jpg
Willerby Rd Hull IMG_4508.jpg
On Spring Bank West was a large cinema - the Priory, from 1938 to 1959. 
Used since for retail, now going.
The Priory demolition IMG_4523.jpg

On Spring Bank West was a large cinema - the Priory, from 1938 to 1959.
Used since for retail, now going.

On Spring Bank West was a large cinema - the Priory, from 1938 to 1959. 
Used since for retail, now going.
The Priory demolition IMG_4490.jpg

On Spring Bank West was a large cinema - the Priory, from 1938 to 1959.
Used since for retail, now going.

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Anlaby Rd, Hull
Shots taken within a couple of minutes of each other to show the changing sky as the sun rises.
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Anlaby Rd, Hull
Shots taken within a couple of minutes of each other to show the changing sky as the sun rises.

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Monument Bridge Hull IMG_6562.jpg
Monument Bridge Hull IMG_6562.jpg
Hanover Square Hull IMG_6555.jpg
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Monument Bridge Hull IMG_6559.jpg
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