The Town of Goole
Goole is just inside the western boundary of the East Riding of Yorkshire, with South Yorkshire to the west and Lincolnshire to the south; York, Hull and
Doncaster are all roughly the same distance from the town.
Situated approximately 50 miles from the sea, Goole is known as Britain's premier inland port. It has a wide range of facilities for handling unitised, bulk and general cargo with a particular strength in containers, steel and timber. Just a few miles from the M62 - M18 junction, the town has good motorway access and train services on the Sheffield - Hull and Pontefract lines.
In March 2006, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council gave the go-ahead for a £237.5 million industrial development - Centreport - surrounding the new £115 million Guardian Glass factory, at Junction 36 of the M62, and the recently completed £65 million Tesco regional distribution centre.
The town's shopping area includes a central pedestrianised precinct adjacent to
Wesley Square shopping centre and two superstores, Tesco Extra and Morrisons. There are a variety of specialist and independent shops interspersed among major retail names. The town's award-winning Junction theatre and cinema, opened in 2009, hosts a varied programme of events.
The town was created by the Aire and Calder Navigation Company at the point
where their canal reached the Ouse, allowing coal to be transfered from barges
to ships. In 1848 St John's Church was consecrated and Goole became a Church of England parish. As the parish boundaries were set when the town was much smaller, the town has now outgrown them, spreading into the neighbouring parishes of Hook and Airmyn.
More details on Goole can be found in the links below:
Wikipedia article on Goole
Goole Town Council
Port of Goole
The Junction, Goole's Arts Centre
Goole High School
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