Hull’s ‘great estate’, Bransholme, reaches its 50th milestone anniversary this year and the community is coming together to mark the occasion. The exhibition has been pieced together using old photographs, articles and tales of the area, including during its time in World War II as RAF Sutton on Hull, through to the construction of the estate and right up to present day.
Today, Bransholme estate has transformed into a stable, mature community. It’s home to North Point Shopping Centre, primary and secondary schools, a health centre, St John’s Church, library, as well as dedicated police and fire stations. The area also boasts Hull’s only nature reserve, at Noddle Hill. The Bransholme estate was originally planned to have a population of 26,000 but is now in excess of 30,000.
As the major shopping centre on the estate, we’re a huge part of the community in Bransholme, so we’re thrilled to be able to host and support this nostalgic look at our fabulous part of Hull. I’d like to thank our partners BBC, Hull Daily Mail, Carnegie Heritage Centre and Design Workshop who have helped bring the exhibition to life.
Louise Smith, Centre Manager.