The next Car Boot Sale of the season will take place on the Paull Sports Field on Saturday 6th July 2013 from 8.00am to 1.00pm. The cost will be the same as last 3 years £5 per selling car. The sale will be open to the public from 8.00am until 1.00pm and you can park on the field for just 50p. All the proceeds will be shared between St Andrew’s Church, Paull and the Village Hall. To find us on a map Click Here or for more information Click Here
Contact Paul Cross at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Following the recent increases in produce prices we have increased the total value of our prizes accordingly. We have also introduced a special Jackpot Prize on each Full House. Same Cost more Prizes. Come and join in all the fun and have a Great Night Out.
Sunday 7th April 2013 was the 70th ANNIVERSARY REUNION of a wartime incident when a barrage balloon exploded near to Paull School blowing in the windows, destroying the roof and closing the building for nine months.
The above photograph shows the people who were registered at the school on that day and who met up at the Village Hall. The people relived the events of the day and also some that took place over the following 6 weeks were they were off school until the village hall was used for classes for the following 8 months.
THE MEMORY from each of the twelve Paull School ex-scholars involved is almost the same; “an explosion, flash… and then everything went black” - but the additional memories, anecdotes and stories from those involved when a wartime barrage balloon crashed and exploded next to Paull School in 1943 are unique treasures!
A 70th reunion of those involved in the incident took place at the Paull Village Hall on Sunday 7th April 2013. Over 30 people attended the event to reminisce and rekindle old friendships.
Forty two school students aged 5 – 14 began their lessons at Paull School on 7th April 1943. At around 9.30am that morning a barrage balloon escaped its Humber moorings and crashed down exploding next to the school. The windows were blown in and generations of dust from the old building and debris from the explosion filled the air creating the blackness remembered by all the scholars.
One half of the students were in scripture class, and in the middle of singing the hymn ‘All things bright and beautiful’ when the explosion happened.
“Miss Parrot was playing the piano. There was an almighty bang, and then everything went black.”
“‘Get under your desks!’ yelled the teacher, but then I remember getting carried outside.”
“I started to get under my desk, but then Shipyard broke down the door and got us out.”
“I just remember the flash, smoke and the dust.”
“There was a big flash, and then I was outside and went to Wilson’s shelter.”
The incident recounted by those present.
Colin Bunting was not at school that day. He was at home, he was ill and it was his 8th birthday.
“I was in my living room admiring my birthday cards, when suddenly the fireplace was turned into a huge orange fireball. The door was blown off and landed on the cot holding my baby sister Nancy, the ceiling fell on top of the door. And no one was hurt! I call this ‘my great escape’.
Quite a few of the pupils were not at school that day and fortunately escaped the incident – but ironically the ailment that kept many of them away from their wartime lessons, including Colin, was German measles!
Colin and his family were very lucky to escape injury during the incident. In fact there were no serious injuries at all caused that day, just minor cuts and bruises. One of the students, Ann, got glass stuck in her hand and bears the scar to this day. Ann is now well-known in the local area as Ward Councillor Ann Suggit.
The next meeting of the Management Committee will take place on Thursday 13th June 2013 in the New Village Hall beginning at 7.oopm
Recently National Grid set up a presentation suite on the Crown Inn Car Park to explain to residents their options for constructing a new pipeline as a long-term replacement of an existing natural gas pipeline under the River Humber.
On 6 December, National Grid launched the first round of consultation on the plans to ask local people for their views on a number of possible routes across the Humber and the potential construction techniques. Over 100 local residents attended a series of events held in at East Halton, Goxhill and Paull. The feedback received will help inform the development of the plans and there will be further consultation in the future. National Grid is urging local residents to give their views on plans to replace the existing natural gas pipeline under the River Humber before the deadline of 21 January.
The River Humber pipeline is a strategic gas pipeline that runs beneath the River Humber. The pipeline is one of the most important pipelines in the country – connecting a major import location for gas at Easington, on the East Yorkshire coast, to the national network and delivering gas supplies to millions of customers throughout the UK.
The pipeline was built in 1984 and runs in an excavated trench along the river bed, capped by gravel and aggregates, between above ground installations located near Paull, on the north bank of the Humber, and Goxhill, on the south bank.
Over time, the tidal patterns of the River Humber have eroded the river bed covering the existing pipeline, leading to parts of it becoming exposed. On recognising this issue, we developed an innovative engineering solution to protect the pipeline. This involved covering the exposed areas with gravel-filled bags with concrete ‘frond mattresses’ placed over the top. These incorporate plastic fronds to mimic seaweed and encourage the settlement of sand and silt.
This novel approach ensured the pipeline could continue to operate normally in the short term and inspections by maintenance teams have shown that the work has been effective and successful. Because of the importance of the pipeline, we are now looking at the options for constructing a new pipeline as a long-term replacement.
Information about the project and the consultation, including how people can give their views, can be found on the project website at www.nationalgrid.com/riverhumberpipeline or by calling the freephone number on: 0800 988 9144.
Feedback can be submitted by post to: Freepost National Grid R H Pipeline Project or email to: email@example.com
Firstly, on behalf of the Village Hall Committee, can we say a very big Thank You to everyone who spent many hours creating the fabulous Scarecrows that were on show, they really made the day. The winners of the Scarecrow competition receiving £25 and the Phil & Bessie Guy Cup were, for the second year running, The Warrington Family with their entry “The Levitation Experiment”.
2nd Place receiving £15 was “Looking for Pooh” Pauline & Eric Acey,
and 3rd place receiving £10 was Julie & Charlie Weels “Funny Hedgerow”.
Other Prizes included Best Children’s Drawing receiving £5 Rosie Chapman, Chocolate Hedgehog, K. Acey, Treasure Hunt receiving £10 Lucy Witty.
To see a slideshow of all the entries click here or the tab at the top of this page headed Scarecrow Festival 2012
On Saturday night the Variety Show “The Last Tango in Paull” was a tremendous success and many people have contacted us to say how much they enjoyed the sell out show. Our thanks go to The Hedon Drama Group who staged the plays and they have promised to return at Christmas to perform our Pantomime..
After the show our Chairman Mr Paul Cross updated the Village on our Lottery Application. He read from a letter received from the BIG Lottery that confirmed that our application had been granted SUBJECT to some final documents that needed completion. They involved legal documents reagrding title and charges on our land plus tender documents and building contracts. We are working on those at this moment and we are expecting the full celebrations to begin around the middle of July. We will keep you up to date right here on the website and keep a close eye for this month’s newsletter.
The route of the Olympic Torch around Britain has been announced. The torch will come to Hull onthe 18th June 2012. It travelled through Beverley carried by our own Karen Briggs. Paull is proud to be the home of this former Olympian, who was nominated and selected to carry the torch through Beverley.
Karen’s nomination story
“I would like to nominate ‘ex international judo champion’ Karen Briggs M.B.E to be an Olympic torchbearer in the City of Kingston Upon Hull. from 1981-1990 karen was 4 times World Champion-6 times European Champion-she won 2 Commonwealth Games titles (where she carried the flag for England)-she was 5 times all Japan Open and 5 time Paris Multinations Champion. Karen competed in the Barcelona Olympics were she reached the semi finals, she looked to be on course to becoming GB first Gold medalist when a dislocated shoulder ended her title hopes. Karen is still the most successful British Judo player ever and arguably one of the best women atheletes this country has produced. On her retirement from competetive judo Karen returned to Hull were she coaches at 22 local schools involving over 300 children and along with her husband ex international Pete Inman she runs the Karen Briggs M.B.E School of Judo for her elite squad, and I feel she is an excellent embasedor and role model for Hull and Great Britain and it would be a fitting tribute to karen to carry the tourch for the City Of Hull.”
Click on the video to see the video recorded of Karen receiving ‘The Kiss’ and setting off.
see further detail of the route to LONDON click on the picture of the torch.
Judging by the very kind comments posted on facebook we can safely say that the day was a huge success. When the new Village Hall Committee was formed one of its main objectives was to bring back that community spirit always associated with the Village Hall, it was, we believe, in abundance on that day.
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to make the day a success, including everyone who contributed to the Tea Party for the children, to all 3 pubs who entered into the spirit by entering rounders, football, tug of war and centepede races, to everyone who organised the events including the firework display and beacon lighting. Everyone in the village, particularly the children, created an event not only to be proud of but will be a talking point for many yeas to come.
The weather was unable to stop the children having their Annual Easter Egg Hunt. On Easter Monday 9th April 2012 the hunt moved from its original planned venue of The Garden of The Old Vicarage to inside the Church. About 40 children attended the hunt and after searching for the clues and chicks all the children received an egg. Other prizes were also given for the Best Decorated Egg and Easter Bonnet. The entries for both were excellent and it was clear the tremendous amount of work had gone into the works of art. (the photgraph above was taken by Jim Uney and shows many of the children searching for those clues).
Thank you to every one who attended and made it such a wonderful day despite the weather.