Goole

Goole is a port on the River Ouse in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is England's farthest port inland, being 50 miles from the sea.

The history of Goole as a port began in 1826 when the Aire and Calder Navigation Company built a canal from Leeds to Goole, and the port developed to ship coal from the West Riding coalfields to all parts of the world. As the coal exports declined the focus shifted to other cargoes, both import and export, notably steel and timber and container shipments. Goole remains in full operation as a port.

Glass and clothing are produced in Goole and it is also the centre of a large agricultural district.

The Yorkshire Waterways Museum in Goole has displays and exhibits telling the story of the Aire and Calder Navigation and the creation of the Port of Goole.

OS grid reference SE 746 231

Useful and informative links

Goole on the Web
Goole photographs from East Riding Media Library
Goole photographs from Geograph
Goole Times
Wikipedia article on Goole




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