Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire


Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude = 53.728107
longitude = -0.573229
official_name = Brough
static_

static_image_caption = All Saints' Church
population = around 7,000
civil_parish = Elloughton-cum-Brough
unitary_england = East Riding of Yorkshire
region = Yorkshire and the Humber
lieutenancy_england = East Riding of Yorkshire
constituency_westminster = Haltemprice and Howden
post_town = BROUGH
postcode_district = HU15
postcode_area = HU
dial_code = 01482
os_grid_reference = SE942266

Brough, pronEng|brʌf, or Brough-on-Humber is a small town in the civil parish of Elloughton-cum-Brough in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The town has a population of around 7,000.

Location

It is located on the northern bank of the River Humber, approximately Convert|12|mi|km|lk=on west of Hull city centre.

Demographics

Over the last couple of years there has been a shift in the sort of people living in Brough Due to the great rail links and new housing developments with this change it has brought more money into the area. As a result the average wage rate and amount of spending has increased significantly.

Facilities

Brough has a number of shops and takeaways. There are two main supermarkets - Morrisons and Sainsbury's. Brough also has a number of places to eat, most of which are takeaways. These include Medici, a Fish and Chip shop, Indian Ocean, Lara Bella's and Station Supper (Chinese takeaway and restaurant). There is a local bakery outlet - Woodheads. Brough also has the Brough Golf Club, the Blackburn Leisure and Social Club, and the Brough Library. There are three pubs (one of which (The Ferry Inn) is the only actual documented home of highwayman Dick Turpin, and is also the place he was arrested [Dick Turpin: The Myth of the English Highwayman (2004), James Sharpe. ISBN 1-86197-418-3 ] ), dentists, a medical centre, a private hearing aid audiologist, a post office, and branches of Barclays, HSBC, NatWest and Lloyds TSB banks.

Transport

The town is served by Brough railway station on the Hull to Selby and Doncaster railway line. Direct rail services to London are provided by Hull Trains (7 each weekday, 5 on Saturdays, 4 on Sundays) and GNER (once each day - the "Hull Executive"). There are other frequent services - TransPennine Express trains run west to Leeds, Manchester, Manchester Airport, Liverpool, etc. while Northern Rail serves York, Leeds, Doncaster and Sheffield. All trains run east to Hull.

Local bus services are provided by EYMS and run mainly to Hull.

The town lies Convert|1|mi|km|lk=off south of the main A63 road from Kingston upon Hull to the M62 motorway. It is about Convert|1|mi|km|lk=off to the A63 junction east, Convert|2|mi|km|lk=off to the junction west (and then a further Convert|4|mi|km|lk=off to the M62 motorway). Humberside Airport is Convert|19|mi|km|lk=off to the south-east (reached by driving across the Humber Bridge), and overnight ferry services by P&O Ferries sail to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge from King George Dock, Hull (about Convert|13|mi|km|lk=off away).

Industry

BAE Systems, Brough, manufactures the Hawk jet training aircraft at Brough Aerodrome. BAE also offer widely sought-after and very competitive Modern Apprenticeships to local school leavers. The runway at the site has now re-opened following a major upgrade. [cite web
url = http://www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=251483&command=displayContent&sourceNode=228411&home=yes&more_nodeId1=243834&contentPK=19694803
title = Hawk Takes Off From Brough
date = 28 January 2008
accessdate = 2008-01-29
publisher = This is Hull and East Riding.co.uk
] [cite web
url = http://www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=136730&command=displayContent&sourceNode=136541&contentPK=19698887&folderPk=79656&pNodeId=243835
title = BAE's Flight Of Pride
date = 29 January 2008
accessdate = 2008-01-29
publisher = This is Hull and East Riding.co.uk
]

On 3 April 2008 BAE Systems announced it would be losing 450 jobs from the Brough site. [cite web
url = http://www.themanufacturer.com/uk/content/8243/BAE_to__axe_600_engineering_jobs
title = BAE to axe 600 engineering jobs
date = 3 April 2008
accessdate = 2008-04-03
publisher = TheManufacturer.com
]

History

The town was known as Petuaria during the Roman period, and served as the capital of the Celtic tribe of the Parisi. Petuaria marked the southern end of the Roman road known now as Cade's Road which ran roughly northwards for a hundred miles to Pons Aelius (modern day Newcastle-upon-Tyne).

References


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