Boothferry

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Boothferry
Boothferry Swing Bridge Section.jpg
Opening section of Boothferry Swing Bridge over the River Ouse
Boothferry is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Boothferry
Boothferry
 Boothferry shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE735265
Civil parish Asselby
Howden
Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GOOLE
Postcode district DN14
Dialling code 01430
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Haltemprice and Howden
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Coordinates: 53°43′47″N 0°53′15″W / 53.729728°N 0.887405°W / 53.729728; -0.887405

Boothferry is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire in England. It is situated on the north bank of the River Ouse where the A614 road crosses the river. It is about 2 miles (3.2 km) north-west of Goole.

Boothferry is split between civil parishes, areas to the west of the B1228 road are in the civil parish of Asselby and those to the east in Howden.

Boothferry is home to Boothferry Bridge which was the first physical crossing of the Ouse (if travelling inland). It was very heavily used by vehicles travelling between the north and south banks of the Humber before the opening of the M62 motorway in the mid-1970s and the Humber Bridge in 1981. Boothferry Bridge is celebrated in the song "Boothferry Bridge" by the musical group "The Lonesome Travellers" which was released in the early 1970s. The M62 now crosses the Ouse on a viaduct approximately one mile downstream (east) of the old bridge.

Boothferry gave its name to the Boothferry borough of Humberside from 1974 to 1996 and to the Boothferry parliamentary constituency which, in 1997, was largely amalgamated into the Haltemprice and Howden constituency represented by David Davis MP. Boothferry was also chosen to be the name taken by a local resident when he took the title of lord in 2004. Boothferry has also lent its name to many roads and buildings along with businesses within the borough although it is now defunct.

Hull City Football Club played from 1946 to 2002 at a football stadium named Boothferry Park, which also took its name from road (the A63 - Boothferry Road) that leads from Hull to the village.

Boothferry Park

In August, 2005, Graham Boanas, a Hull man, became the first person to successfully wade across the Humber since Roman times. The trek started on the north bank at Boothferry[citation needed], 4 hours later, he made it across onto the south bank at Whitton. The feat was attempted to raise cash and awareness for the medical research charity, DebRA.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Humber crossing after 1,000 years". BBC News Online. BBC. 22 August 2005. Retrieved 28 July 2008. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 4.