Interesting display in Bransholme Centre commemorating first 50 years of the estate. The Centre and surroundings on the site of Sutton Airfield (see above), this, in turn, on farmland of lower ‘carr land’ of central Hull Valley. Bransholme at one point was Europe’s largest satellite town. Origin of name probably = ‘holme’ island above surrounding marsh and Brans probably corruption of Anglo-Saxon local landowner’s name. Interesting to be reminded of the ‘maisonettes’, now demolished, these an example of section building. They were, however, built far too close together.
Artisian springs now flowing under Barton Beck and maximum water level now can be seen. Mass of water flowing into culvert drain.
At last visited Ferens Art Gallery, Hull since revamp. Travelling exhibition of items of medieval devotional art. Gallery much enlarged recently and many more display rooms plus well patronised café. Only problem I find is the smallness of explanatory text for each picture or item on display. A must to visit.
On taking dog on Sunday morning walk along Saxby Road surprised at the variety of small song-birds flitting along the hedgerows and, few, trees. Maybe there is hope.