Goole Civic Society is appealing to people to help record the unique history and heritage of our port town.

The society has launched a public history project funded by East Riding Council 2017 Active Creative Grants, in support of Hull UK City of Culture 17. The aim is to tell Goole’s story to a wider audience and change people’s perceptions of the town.

Members are holding video-recording sessions to capture people's memories of the town and its link to the water to create a unique archive. Memories could be about growing up in Goole, working on the docks or at the shipyard, favourite haunts or pastimes, lives of your ancestors, funny stories or anything that recalls life in the town.

A film and other material from the project will form part of the town’s Festival of Water, in October, which is linked to Hull UK City of Culture,

Goole Civic Society Chair, Margaret Hicks-Clarke, said: "We would love to hear your memories of Goole and why the town is so special to you. There is no need to be camera-shy. Several people have been filmed so far and lived to tell the tale!

"We recently acquired a film made by Goole Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1964. It was fascinating to see how things had changed.

"We would like to think that in another 50 years, someone might watch our film and learn more about our great town."

If you would like to take part, please email

Click on the video clips above to get a preview of the footage gathered so far.

Contact Information

Chair: Margaret Hicks-Clarke
40 Olive Grove, Goole
East Riding of Yorkshire
DN14 5AD