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Hedon Newsletter Issue 10 – July 2009

Hedon Newsleetter010The latest issue of the Hedon Newsletter is now available from public buildings and shops in the town.

The current edition features a front-page report on the recent HOTI (Hull & Holderness Opposes The Incinerator) meeting at Alexandra Hall (see Hedon Blog post).

There are several historical articles included in this edition including an interesting one about the Hull ice making trade that grew up alongside the city’s fishing industry.

“OWZAT”, reports the Newsletter, is an exhibition about the story of cricket in South Holderness. The exhibition runs every Wednesday and Saturday at the Hedon Museum until July 25th.

Hedon is awash with historical photographs of the town. They can be seen in the pubs and various shops around town. The Hedon Newsletter continues this trend and publishes a photo from 1911 of a procession in the Market Place celebrating the coronation of King George V. The Dog and Duck public house can be seen clearly in the photograph – this popular pub closed down during the First World War.

A report of the Police Forum meeting held on the 20th May at Hedon Town Hall (see Blog post) completes the news coverage in the publication.

The ‘minutes’ of Hedon Town Council Planning and Property Committees for June 2009  fill three pages in the newsletter. This certainly enables a far wider circulation of these important documents, but I wonder if the space might have been put to better and more newsworthy use?

Once again congratulations and thanks to the Editors of the Hedon Newsletter for keeping this local publication going.

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