PRESS RELEASE FROM GOOLE CIVIC SOCIETY

April 17th, 2016

Goole Civic Society AGM

Goole Civic Society will be hearing about the work of the town’s docks at its Annual General Meeting next week.

Guest speaker Danny Carmichael, ABP’s Customer Services Operations Manager for Goole, will talk about current trade at the docks and also give an update on restoration works on the Grade II*-listed No.5 Compartment Boat Hoist, once used to unload Goole’s famous “Tom Puddings”.

The Civic Society, which is celebrating its 5th birthday, is offering an open invitation to anyone wishing to attend the talk or to find out more about the society’s work.

Society Chair Margaret Hicks-Clarke said: “We’re a small but very active group with a mission to make Goole more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive.

“We were proud to be voted Regional Civic Society of the Year for Yorkshire and the Humber for 2015 and have lots of ideas for 2016. We would love to involve more people in our projects.”

The society’s most recent event was the unveiling of its first Blue Plaque, to commemorate Goole Town and Warwickshire County cricketer Percy Jeeves, whose name was immortalised in P G Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster books. It marked 100 years since Jeeves’s death on the Somme. The society aims to commission more blue plaques to create a trail around the town.

The Annual General Meeting will be held at 7.15pm on Wednesday April 27th upstairs at the Lowther Hotel in Aire Street, Goole. All are welcome.

To find out more about the society and its work, visit its website www.goolecivicsociety.org.uk.

 

CONTACTS:

John Clarke, Press Officer, Goole Civic Society – 01405 760468; mob 07976 147239;

Margaret Hicks-Clarke, Chair - 01405 760468; mob 07841 802030

 

goolecivicsociety@gmail.com; www.goolecivicsociety.org.uk