The Junction, Goole
The town of Goole lies in the flat lands of East Yorkshire at the confluence of the Ouse and Don Rivers. It was a small, muddy hamlet until 1826 when the first of a series of eight floating docks were opened, allowing large ocean going ships to venture 45 miles inland. The docks remain in operation today and Goole is still Britain’s busiest inland port. The town is littered with industrial heritage. The days of yore are reflected in the coal hoists, cranes and water towers that dominate the docks’ and the town’s skyline. At its industrial zenith, Goole had three cinemas, two theatres and numerous pubs to serve the entertainment requirements of the locals, dock workers and visiting mariners. Today the 150 capacity Junction fulfils the town’s performing arts’ needs.
We’ve been drawn to this venue by a one off performance by Wesley Stace, Gavin Bryars and Molly Townson, Stace’s mother. Both Bryars and Townson were born in the area, were friends at primary school, as well as briefly attending Goole Grammar School together. Molly’s father died suddenly during her first year there, following which she moved down to her grandmother’s house » Continue Reading.