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27th November 2020

Options to save the decorative stonework to the entrance of the former Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen on Goulton Street are being explored.

The historic stone lintel surrounding the entrance based in Hessle Road, Hull, was most recently part of the Council’s Hull Training Business Academy and originally was the Queen Mary’s Hostel, a Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.

The Mission played an important role in the disasters if the Christmas Day trawler tragedy in 1966 and again with the Triple Trawler tragegy in 1968.

The team behind the Hull Maritime project will explore options around the stonework’s future in order to incorporate it into the plans for the North End Shipyard – the Dockyard that will become the new home of the Arctic Corsair.

Councillor Daren Hale, Portfolio Holder for Economic Investment, Regeneration and Planning, Land and Property, said: “This is a piece of history deeply connected to Hull’s fishing heritage and the Hessle Road community. As the local ward councillor I am delighted to save this piece for the ward.

“Our aim is to ensure the entrance remains part of Hull’s maritime story. The Hull Maritime team are exploring the long-term options to salvage this piece of stonework for potential display at the North End Shipyard.”

The derelict building is due to be demolished in spring 2021 to make way for a new development.

Options are being explored to save the stonework around the former Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen on Goulton St