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DFB_Humber_Bridge_June_1981-070621 Featured 7 Jun 2021 Print


DFB - Humber Bridge opens to public
Subject - The Humber Bridge opens to the public on June 24th, 1981, before the official opening by HM Queen Elizabeth on July 17th, 1981.
Date - 1981
Caption - 1981: A fleet of coaches loaded with elderly people who were unlikely to have the opportunity for a trip across the Humber Bridge crossed the river in 1981. The trips were organised by the Rotary Club on both sides of the Humber, with tea being served at the Guildhall in Hull.
As the 40th anniversary of the bridge being officially opened by Queen Elizabeth which took place on July 17th, 1981, we take a look back this week to an almost forgotten date.....
June 24th, 1981, saw large queues of traffic on the roads around Hessle with many pedestrians hoping to take the walk across the bridge and back again, when the bridge was opened to traffic, eagerly anticipating their first trips to the south bank on what was the regions biggest building project in many years.
However on June 24, 1981 ?nearly a decade after construction began and 50 years since the idea was proposed ?the first traffic rolled over the Humber Bridge.
It? easy to lose sight today of what a landmark achievement this was.
These photos from the archives of the Hull Daily Mail give an insight into the work that went into it.
The bridge consists of two 155 metre tall towers, with 44,000 miles of suspension cables. Despite its height, it can tolerate wind speeds of up to 80 miles per hour ?and its design even factors in the curvature of the earth, with the towers slightly further apart at the top than the bottom.
More than a thousand workers were employed on the structure at peak times, and construction came to an enormous ?98,000,000 without inflation.
But it the benefits were clear as it cut the travel distance in half between the north and south with motorists no longer needing to travel all the way to Goole or use the Humber Ferries which sailed regularly between Hull's Corporation Pier to New Holland.
It was also something of a political miracle ?ideas about a bridge had been kicked around since 1930s. Prime Minister Harold Wilson eventually agreed to sanction it to help Labour win a crucial by-election in Hull, and the rest is history.
Work on the Humber Bridge? foundations began in 1972. Plans to open the bridge in 1976 proved too optimistic, and it was another five years before it finally opened to motorists.
Visiting the banks of the Humber was a popular pastime during construction, as spectators tried to work out how much construction had progressed.
For 17 years, it remained the longest single span suspension bridge in the world, and is still the longest one you can walk or cycle across

07/06/2021RussellKane Featured 7 Jun 2021 Print


Well known TV comedian Russell Kane made a special appearance at ROFL Comedy Club in Newcastle Under Lyme at the weekend.
The Multi-award winning comedian was booked for shows on friday and Saturday in Derby but decided to add the trip to Newcastle to those dates to surprise local comedy fans.
Live comedy has suffered significant damage over lockdowns. Rofl is the first and only dedicated comedy club in Staffordshire and Cheshire. Cokey Falkows partnership with Lee Jones Jnr is a Labour of love and brings the best comedians to Newcastle-under-Lyme every week.
Cokey helped Lee set up the club and is the resident host.
"we wanted to make a perfect room for stand up and that's what we have achieved" says Falkow
"everyone gets a comfy seat and we want them to have the best night out, I have performed all over the world for the last 20 years and took all of my knowledge and poured it into this project. Without the support of Lee Jones Jnr and the people of Stoke and Newcastle we would not have been able to get through the covid pandemic."

© Stoke Sentinel

070621ReptileRescue Featured 7 Jun 2021 Print


Edita Kuratkova and vivariums containing exotic reptiles and amphibians.She hopes to establish a reptile rescue centre
PHOTO - Edita Kuratkova with one of her Bearded Dragons
Pictures by staff photographer Richard Wilkins

Reptile Rescue Centre