Holderness Rd Hull HU8 8JU
At the entrance to the park on Holderness Road are eight concrete walls.
They are covered in square, cast concrete modular panels.
Said to be the work of the City Architect in 1964.
Municipal Dreams lists the City Architect at that time to be JV Wall, having replaced David Jenkin in that same year.
My money’s on Wall – well it makes sense don’t it?
I had taken the bus from Hull Interchange on a chill April morning.
The driver obligingly giving me a shout at the appropriate stop – right outside the gates.
They are not universally loved:
A further testament to the concrete pourer’s art is to be found adorning the entrance to East Park. They are so horrible that I could find nothing on the net to indicate who designed them, shame is a powerful motive for reticence. So here they stand to welcome the visitor; after this the actual park couldn’t be any worse.
I can only assume that the actual park is held in much higher regard, listed and adored by all.
To my mind they are a bold addition to the park’s entrance, very much of their time, yet at the same time, ever so very now!
The has been a gentle patination to the raw surfaces and limited external intervention from the local Tyke taggers.
Take a look make up your mind – yay or nay?
It looks like they’re here to stay.
5 thoughts on “East Park Gates Hull – Concrete Walls”
Thanks for interesting post. Not for me but very much of its time. Probably quite effective when bright, new and clean but the “gentle patination” is just dirty to me and does nothing for them! Strange how things that were modern and “cutting edge” look so dated now! Nevertheless I’m glad they are still with us for variety and sentimental reasons,
Hello, I wonder whether I could use some of the photos of East Park concrete for a personal project that I am working on?
Why of course you can thanks for your request – please give attribution as appropriate.
That’s great thanks, how shall I attribute the image?
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Steve Marland Modern Mooch will suffice – good luck with your work..
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