Local Market

Cottingham Market
Cottingham Market is held on what is known locally as the Market Green it holds a traditional feel with Local Traders coming together to sell all kinds of quality products
With the Duke of Cumberland next to the market it is in a handy location for a quick drink in-between shopping.
Fantastic transport links bring the market to everyone and the bus is easy assessable.


My wife runs the burger van whats handy for us as it just across the road from our shop but at this time of year its cold at 5.30 am in the morning, we have to get up early to get everything ready.

Here a video  of our day on Thursday market from Last year, I was unwell on this day so look a bit ruff.

Kemps has since closed.



Cottingham People “Walking History “

Since have have worked in Cottingham we have heard some amazing stories  what it was like  in the old days,  how its changed over the years and when you talk to some of the people who remember the old days you start to realise history is not just in books but in people and some love to talk about what it was like.

One old lady who came into our shop had such interesting tales to tell, but when she passed away the memories of Cottingham were lost for ever.

So I decided with the help of a friend, to capture on Film some of the History of these Local People .

Next door to our shop is a coffee shop called CC Coffee, it was here we  talked to some Cottingham People about the Old Days so with the help of Nick Robinson to do the interview and me to do the camera and mic.

interview number one I hope you Like it.

Cottingham Village is in East Riding of Yorkshire.

Life has its bad moments!

My blog was supposed to be about the ups and downs of running a village shop, but after my wife’s brother was taken ill with septicemia and is now fighting for his life in intensive care at Hull Royal Hospital the shop is not our priority .

Ann said only on Sunday morning she had a fear of dread that something bad was going to happen, how strange  she felt this coming.

Everything for the moment is on hold  and a familiar feeling in the pit of my stomach has returned.

Seems life is full of turns only this summer we was at his wedding but we have to stay positive.

And to think I was concerned  about the supermarket coming into our village and trade being slow, what a nice worry to have.

Now our life has been turned upside down!


Update Steve is on the mend but still in danger Zone…

Update Soon

Hull City Of Culture

We  work in Cottingham but live in Hull, at the moment Hull is in the limelight as the City of culture and is getting a much needed boost to the City .

We have Both worked in Hull in the past, me as a projectionist at the Hull ABC and Ann at James Recketts and we have seen plenty of changes from the old Hull.

My only concern about Hull is sometimes the council spends to much money in the centre of Hull and forgets were people live in the area.

Hull was announced the winner of UK City of Culture 2017 in 2013. The award is given every four years to a city that demonstrates the belief in the transformational power of culture.

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