6u12:Syke's Head, Ryehill Growers and Pedersen & Co Ltd, Wellington
St, 1975 - The Old Town
The Sykes' Head at 2 Wellington St had been The Steam Packet
pub from around 1813, but changed its name around 1840. More recently it
was the premises of Ryehill Growers. This row of buildings was all demolished
and the area became a car park, awaiting further development around 10 years
ago, although it was mentioned in the 2005 Hull Council Conservation Area
Character Appraisal as being "of historic townscape value". Fruit,
Vegetable & Potato Merchants Ryehill Growers still trade from other
premises in Hull.Pedersen & Co Ltd Importers and Exporters proudly state
above their doorway 'Also at Billingsgate' probably a reference to the Hull
fishmarket rather than that in the City of London.
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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