19s34: Robinson Row, 1979 - The Old Town
Robinson Row is the most picturesque street in the Old
Town, and in 1979 the dereliction added to its appeal - while now it is
has been renovated and painted in rather naff pastel colours, but is still
probably Hull's most photographed street. Hull's Old Hebrew Congregation,
formed by uniting two congregations in 1826 had its first synagogue, in
Robinson Row; it was consecratedin 1827, rebuilt and reconsecrated in 1852
and closed in1903. Earlier there were two chapels in the street, one dating
from 1698. Paul Gibson in his Hull and East Yorkshire History site states
that this street was originally called 'Jesus Gate' and was 'probably re-named
after the family of saddler William Robinson c.1556 or a 17th Century sheriff
of Hull, William Robinson.'
Images on this site are arranged into rough areas by location as in my book 'Still Occupied', available on Blurb. Eventually this site will contain all the images in that book and more.
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