Leisure on Hessle Foreshore
Hessle Foreshore and Leisure pursuits
Hessle Foreshore has long been used for a variety of leisure puposes. It has been, for many years, a popular place for a bracing stroll and nowadays marks the beginnning of the Wolds Way (a long distance walk from Hessle to Filey).
The P. S. Lincoln Castle, a former Humber Ferry operated by British Rail was moored on Hessle Foreshore after the closure of the ferry service following the opening of the Humber Bridge (1981). The boat was placed just to the east of the bridge, adjacent to the site from which the ferry from Hessle Barton docked for many years in the nineteenth century.
Like its sister ferry boat, the Tattershall Castle which is moored on the Thames, it operated as a bar for several years before being moved to Grimsby where it was used as a resaurant alongside the Fisheries Museum but was then allowed to decline into a rusting hulk and partially taken apart. There is now a preservation society which aims to restore the boat.
Hessle Golf Club
Photograph of Hessle Golf Course 1961.
The course was abandoned to make way for the Humber Bridge and re-located near to Raywell.
On The Shore
Hessle Rugby and Cricket Club
Hessle CC 1st XI 1981
The Country Park