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A postcard from Hull - Queen Victoria Square
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Queen Victoria Square
Queen Victoria Square Queen Victoria Statue Prudential Insurance Furute site of Hull City Hall Paragon Street King Edward Street
Dated 1901, this image was taken at the commencement of demolition works where the new City Hall was soon to be built. The Prudential Tower and Victoria Monument can be clearly seen.
Queen Victoria Square Victoria Square Queen Victoria Statue Dock Offices Prudential Tower King Edward Street Saville Street (and New Cross Street)
Another view of the square before the construction of the City Hall.
Queen Victoria Square
Although Victoria appears to be missing from this early 1900s postcard, a close examination finds her hiding behing the tram.
Queen Victoria Square
The new City Hall in 1903, soon after its opening. Note the buildings to the left in Paragon Street, destroyed during the bombing of World War II.
Queen Victoria Square
Note the trams and Wilberforce Monument in the background. Victoria Square was, at this time, the central tram terminus.
Queen Victoria Square
Amid the confusion of power cables, two Service D (Hessle Road) trams sit at the terminus in front of the City Hall.
Queen Victoria Square
A later view of the square with Victoria safely installed on her 'chain of office', 5 ladies and 6 gents public conveniences.
Queen Victoria Square
Poor old Wilderforce apperars to have 'lost his head' in this busy scene towards City Hall.
Queen Victoria Square
A poor-quality image from the mid 1960s. If anyone has a copy they can scan & contribute, please send an email to our webmaster.
Queen Victoria Square
The Sqaure as it appears at the start of the new Millenium, January 2001.

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