Civic Society Committee at launch of 50 Fascinating Facts About Goole booklet

Display of memorabilia about Goole at 50 Fascinating Facts booklet launchFront cover of 50 Fascinating Facts About Goole

Around 200 copies of a free booklet revealing fascinating facts about Goole were handed out at its launch on Saturday, May 14th.

Members of Goole Civic Society, which produced 50 Fascinating Facts About Goole, manned a stall in Goole Library for the day and were overwhelmed by the interest from people of all ages. Children were given colouring sheets featuring the booklet's mascot and some of the town's landmarks.

The colourful 16-page booklet, designed to appeal to all ages, contains facts about the port town’s history and heritage, as well as more up-to-date and quirky facts.

Society Chair Margaret Hicks-Clarke said: “We were thrilled by the huge amount of interest. For a couple of weeks prior to the launch, people had been asking in the library when the booklet would be available.

"We created the pages in a comic-book style to make it appealing to children and teenagers, as well as adults. It was great to see youngsters not just taking copies but reading them.

"One young lad muttered 'what's fascinating about Goole?'. We hope we were able to enlighten him."

The booklets have been funded by a grant from the Coastal Communities Fund. They are permanently available free from the library, in Carlisle Street, Goole Museum (above the library) and the Yorkshire Waterways Museum, Dutch Riverside.