26 April 2015


Finding your website brought back memories. I was born in Granville Terrace, New Ellerby, next to the village post office and later my parents moved to the last but one bungalow in the village, “Ty Gwyn”. I was called up for National Service in 1954 and did not return to live there. My family moved to Nottinghamshire in 1955. Nice to see the old photographs.


Robert Myers, Goole


Thank you for your memories, Bob. Can you tell me anything about any other shops, the cottages next to the Railway Inn or the foundry? - Geoff.


3 May 2015


In reply to your questions, there were two other shops in the village, the last two detached properties before the lane leading to Marton. The first was a general store, owned by Mr Everingham, and the other was the fish and chip shop owned by Mrs Ross. I cannot remember when they closed down. The cottages next to the pub were still there when I left. A Mr and Mrs Garton lived in one of them and a Mrs Hoe and her son in the end one. The foundry had stopped operating and, after Mr Grassby passed away, Mr Rawson at the farm used the buildings for pigs and chickens.


Robert Myers, Goole


31 May 2015


Just a few lines to keep in touch. I see that your local meetings are held in the back room at the Chapel, I was brought up in the C of E faith, but attended the Sunday School, which was held in the Chapel and sometimes in the back room. I was asked if I would attend the Chapel Sunday services and pump the organ, which I did, and was paid sixpence per Sunday. Tom Storey was the organist and sometimes Thetis Perry. The mainstays of the chapel were the Perry family, who had a farm between the two Ellerbys. Mr Perry was gored by his bull and died.


The old Village Institute, a large wooden building, stood on land near to the entrance leading to Mr Perry’s farm. It was the main centre for village social events up to me leaving the village in December 1954. There was a full size snooker table. Whist drives were held and there was a youth club, dances and mobile cinema. The village ladies held a women's club and there was an annual horticultural show. I remember being there on Coronation Day. We had some good times. Money was tight and we used our bikes to get about.


Robert Myers, Goole


Thank you for reminding us of the days when money might have been tight but community spirit was strong - Geoff.


14 October 2015


Just found this site. Many thanks for some wonderful memories. I spent several years living with my mum and grandmother, Joan Fear and Hilda Curtis, at “Sunrise” in New Ellerby (named by my grandfather, George Curtis, when it was a bungalow). My uncle and aunt, Don and Winnie Sanderson lived next door at “Windon” (named by my aunt and uncle).

I have some very happy memories of Marton School when Mrs Green was teaching. I forget the name of the headmaster but he was a former Spitfire pilot who instigated school uniforms. I was about 7 to 9 years of age. I’m 61 now so it’s going back a bit! The railway was a going concern: I remember a school trip to York starting at Ellerby Station on a diesel, then switching to a steam train at Paragon Station, great days! We had no car back then and we didn’t need one. Thanks again.


James Fear, Nottingham


Many thanks for this interesting contribution - Geoff.


2 November 2015


I didn’t know James Fear, but the name Curtis rang a bell and I knew Don and Winnie Sanderson. I left Marton school in 1950 and moved to Riley High in Hull. Mrs Cross was the head teacher when I left and Mrs Green her assistant. Mrs Green, formerly Miss Gardiner from Rise, was my first teacher. She married Arthur Green, the greengrocer from Old Ellerby. His photo is in your website gallery. They lived in one of the bungalows between Mulberry Lane and the railway station.


Robert Myers, Goole


Thank you for this further information, Bob. It’s always good to hear from you - Geoff.


11 January 2016


I recently found attached photos  of parties in the (now demolished) Ellerby Village Institute, which stood at the entrance to Mr Perry’s farm. It was locally referred to as “the hut”. Residents of New and Old Ellerby, Marton and Burton Constable in the 1940s. The landlady at the Railway Inn when I lived in Ellerby was Mrs Mary Towse. The local policeman, who lived at Skirlaugh and patrolled the area on a pedal cycle, was PC Gray, followed by PC Langdale and then PC Coverdale. Just a bit more info you might be interested in.


Robert Myers, Goole


Thanks  for these new contributions, Bob. Your photos are in the “Bygones - Around and About” Gallery - Geoff.

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