Hilderthorpe Road - how it used to look

For the last two years, Hilderthorpe Road has been filled with traffic cones, workmen and diversion signs - as a huge project to regenerate the area takes shape.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 18th January 2019, 10:24 am
Updated Friday, 18th January 2019, 10:29 am
This was the view of Hilderthorpe Road in 2012.
This was the view of Hilderthorpe Road in 2012.

But do you remember what it used to look like before the work got underway, with the Royal British Legion building and a row of houses and shops which have been knocked down. Click here for a view of how it could look in the future and look here for some artists' impressions of the Gypsey Race park.

These buildings have been knocked down in recent years, as planners try to create a new gateway to the harbour and town centre. The parade used to be home to the Samaritans, a takeaway, furniture shops and the Hull Daily Mail office in previous years.
The Bridlington branch of the Royal British Legion used to meet in this club before it was one of many buildings to be sacrificed to make way for new projects.

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This black and white image from our archives shows the area from many, many years ago.
In recent years, some buildings in the street had become rundown and neglected and this one was widely regarded as one of the worst eyesores in the town centre.
On the right is the old Jack's Chippy building. It has now relocated to the junction of Hilderthorpe Road and Bridge Street
The garage on the junction of Hilderthorpe Road and Springfield Avenue is now under development to create part of the Gypsey Race Park.
This has been a familiar sight for motorists in the last two years, with parts of the road closed while it is widened and a new junction is created.
The new Beck Hill bridge opened last year - one of the key features of the Hilderthorpe Road redevelopment.
These buildings, at one end of the former coach park, have been demolished and stage one of the Gypsey Race park is progressing. The coach park has moved to Limekiln Lane and the old site will be used for a new supermarket and shops and restaurants.
These old houses have gone and it is planned that a new vet's surgery and new accommodation will be built on the site.
The former Legion building is demolished back in 2015