Our final day in Hull, started with another Lenny’s breakfast and gratis Marmites. After packing our things and waving goodbye out of the window, we consulted our itinerary and headed to the university to see the Gulbenkian Centre. This is unfortunately where this story ends as we couldn’t park, couldn’t find it and became cross and hot. This is OK though as we can still see Martin Chalk, but again we drove past it, couldn’t turn round and ended up on the road to Beverley so all in all the last bits of itinerary were spoiled. However we did have a lifeline in Burton Constable Hall so off we went.
The problem we had here was that the main house only opened in April which was most upsetting as we had planned on the drive up to sashay away down the grand halls, see velvet curtains and nice wallpapers to go ‘ooh’ at but instead we had a cup of tea and a piece of cake and walked around the grounds.
After covering the grounds and chatting to our new sheep friends we decided to head back and maybe this time stop at Ferrybridge for more tea and ‘the experience’ and maybe an egg out of the machines that give you a ring with jewels on. But STOP! We drove through a mini high street and saw a shop that made us make a noise. There were knickers and flipflops in the window and a haberdashery section and we immediately parked up and ran to it. Boyes isn’t somewhere I have been in before, there aren’t any near me but I have since learned my nearest one is in Royton so I I have noted this down.
Lace, Tweed and Panache. All good things a lady needs.
The best thing came from the charity shop which now sits on my collection of Galt toy things shelf.
With our Boyes bags filled to the top with Astral and Yorkshire mix we said farewell and made our way back to the motorway. Here is a picture of Ferrybridge under the gantry to the North. We again missed the turning so no eggs with rings in or experience.
My final thoughts of Hull have been great, its a great city with lovely people and lots to see and do. We will definitely be back by the end of the year to see the things we missed, drive on the bridge and eat more buffet. There’s lots more to see during the culture year but don’t just go for that, go regardless as it’s dead good.
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