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Assorted photos of Sutton

See right at the bottom of this page for two pictures
and details of
article on Wawne Ferry
St James' in Sutton

Some of these images are copyright, but not all.

an early medieval church, St James' is one
of the oldest brick-built churches in England
and Grade II listed.

St James' on a cold winter's day
St James' on a cold winter's day

the tower and clock
St James' and St George !

The Nave and East Window, St James
St James' nave and east window

St James' from Church Street, Sept 2009
St James' in 2009 for the Flower Festival

Sutton on Hull, St James, from a postcard of c.1910
a 1910 postcard view of St James' from Church St, Sutton on Hull

Church Street, Sutton on Hull, and St James', provided courtesy of the late Terry King.
This very accomplished watercolour by Frank Thomas Cambridge was painted on 3 Sept 2009,
and I'm told the scene is set sometime in the 1950-60's.
One correspondant tells me he believes that the 3rd building from the Church is Jubilee Cottage,
which existed within living memory. Indeed, I recall a similar cottage there when I first came to Hull
in the early 70's. The cottage was occupied by members of the
Feeney and Pooley families at various times in the past.

The War Memorial, Sutton on Hull
Sutton's War Memorial

Two atmospheric drawings of Sutton,
by local artist, Ken Cooke.

Drawing 1

Drawing 2

Another distant view of Sutton Church
Another distant view of Sutton Church,
from Sutton Road railway bridge taken in early spring.

The view down Church Street, looking roughly east
The view down Church Street, looking roughly east

The pulpit and High Altar in St James'.
(photo courtesy of the late Terry King, of Osnabruck)

The High Altar in St James', and the 1357 tomb of Sir John de Sutton,
just visible on the right. (photo courtesy of the late Terry King, of Osnabruck)

The effigy & tomb of Sir John de Sutton, a veteran knight, who died in 1358,
depicted clad in the armour he wore in 1346 at the Battle of Crècy.
The new church was dedicated in 1349, coincidentally the year of the Black Death,
but Sir John's tomb was already finished and in place, ready for him, for some 8 years before he died.
That's faith for you.

Another famous grave in Sutton churchyard, the tomb of the Liddell family.
We have quality photos on DVD at the Museum of
ALL 2,000 or so graves in the churchyard.

A sight not often seen in Sutton these days;
EYMS AEC Regent III, with a Beverley Bar roof, no644
appears to be on a quick wedding duty from Hornsea!
(photo courtesy of the late Terry King, of Osnabruck)

The Humber Stone ... outside the gate of the Memorial Garden.
A meeting place for young lovers since Adam was a lad.
No-one knows how long it's been here, or from whence it came.

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a couple of old photos

The old ferry at Wawne, now but a distant memory to most folks, connected to Thearne Lane, and so came out on the main Beverley road, A1079, at Woodmansey. The 800-year old ferry closed to motor transport in the 1960's, though I recall still seeing signs well into the 1970s at Woodmansey on the main road warning motorists that the Thearne Ferry was now closed. They called it Thearne Ferry on that side of the river. .. well, they were in a different country, see.

There is a paperback booklet out on the story of Wawne Ferry for historians, by local writer, Martin Limon. 'A Passage over the River Hull: the Story of Wawne Ferry', costs £4.50, available from the Beverley Bookshop, Browns in Hull, or direct from Martin himself.

Also, Issue 75 of the magazine, 'Down Your Way', contains a short article on Wawne Ferry by Martin, and the article also appears on The Thearne Website . It is all a most interesting read, and contains a great deal of information that will be new to most people.

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