The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #86157 Message #1600561
Posted By: The Villan
09-Nov-05 - 07:20 AM
Thread Name: Them Cara Lads
Subject: RE: Them Cara Lads
For those wondering where the hell this place is, then hopefully if you click on this link you will go to the location map.
You can then zoom out to get the wider area map
Tell me Mr Ryan sir. If it is high tide, do people need to hire a boat to get to the venue!!!!!!?
Will Giant Humber Whelks be served?
South Ferriby is known locally as one of the "Low Villages" nestling at the bottom of a chalk escarpment, where the chalk meets the clay to give a plentiful water supply. It also marks the point where the Lincolnshire Wolds come to the Humber Estuary and as the name suggests it is the southern site of a former ferry across the Estuary to North Ferriby. South Ferriby was once two villages, Ferriby Sluice with its strong connection to brick manufacture and other activities on the Ancholme River and South Ferribyitself with two farms which are still operational. Added to this the village now has a General Store and Post Office, garage, primary school and two public houses: The Nelthorpe Arms named after the family who, by the beginning of the 19th Century owned over half the village (and still have major holdings today) and the Hope and Anchor down at the Sluice which looks out over the wildlife of Reads Island. Employment is much diminished from the past and it is mainly a dormitory village for those who work in nearby towns. With the advent of home working this is changing and the village is popular with those looking to enjoy a rural setting with magnificent wildlife and enjoyable walks whilst remaining close to excellent road and rail links to major centres. There are currently approximately 600 people living in the village.