Sunday, 30 July 2017

Hard day at Cottingham Market

Cottingham Thursday Market

Not the best time to do a video when your looking poorly as hell but hey-ho lets go....

My little video of a ruff day in my Shop In Cottingham.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Cottingham Day

Cottingham Day

Cottingham Day is held just once a year, its a time when the everyone in the Village get together and has a fun day.
Its a true Family time and if the weather good it can be a great day in the calendar not to miss.

My Favourite part is the classic cars and motor bikes on display and this year I managed to get a few photos I hope you like them.

cottingham day

Cottingham day


Sunday, 13 March 2016



Cottingham Village

About Cottingham, East Riding

Cottingham is a pleasant village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is just one of those that claims to be the largest village. According to the 2011 census, there are more than 17,000 people living there. It dates back to the 1000s and has a deep history rooted throughout, which can be seen in the buildings and architecture around the area.

The History of Cottingham

During the reign of Edward the Confessor, Gamel owned Cottingham. During this time, Hugh FitzBaldrick was a manor within the land, which included fisheries, a mill and farm land. Up until 1541, a castle was built on the land but it was destroyed. Rumours include a visit from Henry VIII but the owner at the time believed that the monarch wanted his wife, so destroyed the castle to prevent the visit.

The parish church was built from 1272, with additions made in the 1400s, including the tower. The English Heritage has now made the building a Grade I listed one to help preserve the history within and outside of it.

The Southwood Hall manor house is one of the Grade II listed buildings in the area, and was built in 1661. During the 1600s, a schoolhouse and almshouse were also built. In 1729 the Church House was built, which was a workhouse at the time.

Modern Day Cottingham

When Hull was expected to expand, more water was needed and Cottingham was one of two sites where extractions were planned. To help with that, the Mill Dam pumping station was built close to the Mill Dam stream and by 1909 a new reservoir had been constructed.

The start of the First World War saw the start of Castle Hill Hospital development, where Cottingham Castle once stood. At first it was a Tuberculosis sanitorium, but by the start of World War Two, a hospital for infectious diseases was needed and Castle Hill became the spot.

As Hull University expanded, more halls of residence were needed. Two of the larger houses in the area, Thwaite House and Northfields House, were bought by the university and converted, including an extension. They are now called Thwaite Hall and Needler Hall. Cleminson Hall was added in 1951 within the south Thwaite Hall grounds to accommodate the growing student population; however, that third hall was closed between 2003 and 2004 and is now a housing estate.

Cottingham has been through numerous changes since the Dark Ages, but it remains a peaceful and friendly village. It is perfectly situated for easy access to Hull and Scarborough.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Local People relating local life stories

Local Cottingham people relating local life stories

We are delighted to involve you in a new level of local engagement through video conversations with local people relating the life and times of Cottingham and district

We want to help make you part of local history too

You can help make local history more accessible through taking part in story-telling and discovery!
We are recording interviews with local people at CC Coffee so please contact us if you have a story to tell we would love to hear from you.

If you have a local story you would like to tell or know an older relative who could help, please contact Mike Anne or Nick

Watch the local video and go back to the Bygone days

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Cottingham Market

Cottingham Market is held on what is know as the Market Green every Thursday now a days, the green is a car park in the centre of Cottingham but still holds a traditional feel.

Cottingham market has been in the centre of Cottingham for years and its still as buzzy as ever with local traders selling top quality items of every kind.

With the Duke of Cumberland next to the market it is in a handy location for a quick drink in-between shopping.

Fantastic transport links  bring the market to everyone and the bus is easy assessable.

Hard day at Cottingham Market

Cottingham Thursday Market Not the best time to do a video when your looking poorly as hell but hey-ho lets go.... My little video of ...