Archive for ‘Events’

March 17, 2014

Take and Make -child at play

child at play


 ‘Take and Make 

Paull Village Hall’

            Take and Make is a NEW and FREE fun session aimed at children between 2-5 years, however younger siblings are welcome to join in too! The sessions are run by a community nursery nurse and focus on using craft activities to help your child’s development and readiness for school. There will be opportunities to buy craft supplies at very reasonable prices from a ‘not for profit’ initiative.
There is no need to book a place, just turn up! The session will run on the first Wednesday of every month, starting Wednesday 7 May 10:00-11:30am. We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information please contact Lisa at Hedon Children’s Centre on 01482 896300
Many thanks.
August 11, 2013

Paull Scarecrow Festival

First Place Missed the Fence

First Place
Missed the Fence

Second Place Unexpected Argos Delivery

Second Place
Unexpected Argos Delivery

Third Place The Big Race

Third Place
The Big Race

What a day!  The weather could not have been better, it was a balmy summer day and the sun was shining.  28 homes had produced a marvellous selection of scarecrow characters that made waking around the village of Paull a delight, some were funny, some serious but all were beautifully produced. If you would like to see a selection please go to the gallery section.

The new Paull Village Hall where organisation had taken place, was decked-out in all its glory with bunting and flags. Inside there were stalls of hot-dogs, refreshments, tombola, cakes, face painting, books, toys and children’s  games etc (the adults enjoyed them too). Everyone had a great time.

The writer

The writer

At the end of the day votes for the best Scarecrow where counted and the winners were:

1st Prize  £25     No12  Missed the Fence,  Julie Wells

2nd           £15     No 26  Unexpected Argos Delivery, Leo and Evie Norris

3rd            £10     No 18  The Big Race,  The Warrintons.

The winner of the voting return form was Charlie Marron, Barton upon Humber

Where's My Lottery Ticket

Where’s My Lottery Ticket

The Smallest Entrance

The Smallest Entrance


May 8, 2013

Farmyard Bingo

Farmyard Bingo
The next Farmyard Bingo venue will take place in the New Village Hall. The usual format of Bingo, raffle, great prizes and jackpot.
A great fun night every second Thursday in the month with our Farmyard Bingo. A Book of 8 Games for just £1 and 2 Flyers available at £1 each.  Prizes will be vouchers for some great Farmyard Meat and Produce Prizes available care of Andrew Little Butchers, Market Place, Hedon. Doors will open at 7.00pm with eyes Down at 7.45pm.  

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.

April 21, 2013

50+ Club

50+Club in the Village Hall every Tuesday morning between 9.30 am and 10.30 am. For new comers the session involves light exercise and indoor games e.g. skittles, kurling, bowls, boccia etc. If you don’t know how to play don’t worry we have plenty of people on hand who will teach you. It only costs £1.50 for the hour which includes tea and biscuits. It is a great way to start your day and we know you will enjoy it. So come along each Tuesday and keep fit while having fun.

April 10, 2013

‘Class of 43’

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.

Paull balloon 3

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.

January 5, 2013

River Humber Pipeline Project

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 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:


August 24, 2012

Scarecrow Festival 2012

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”.

Levitation Experiment

Levitation Experiment

2nd Place receiving £15 was “Looking for Pooh” Pauline & Eric Acey,

Looking for Pooh

Looking for Pooh

Funny Hedgerow

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

June 5, 2012

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

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.

Sue Robertson captured the day on film and many of the phtographs are included in a slide show on the page Diamond Jubilee” or simply click here. 

April 7, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt

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.