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Hessll Pear

Date of photo: 2011

Picture source: Google Streetview

The Hessle Pear was situated on Fenside Road. Now demolished and replaced by private dwellings, only the sign remains.
Source: cbtoppy
This pub was previously known as the Hessle House. It was owned by the Soulby, Son & Winch brewery until 1951 when it was purchased by JW Green of Luton.
Adam Cartwright (April 2011)
Originally a private house, Hessle House was built by my great-grandfather Mr Thomas Vinters and lived in by him and his wife and their eight children. The name refers to a type of pear -- my great-grandfather had fruit orchards all round including pear trees.  I remember it as a very run-down pub which closed probably in the 1960s and was left derelict for several years. I think the current modern estate was built in the 1980s or even early 1990s.
Monica Allen (December 2012)
The Hessle Pear closed much later than claimed. I believe it closed sometime in the mid 1980s, and demolished and redeveloped in the early 1990s.
I holidayed in the area every year and often used the off-sales which were located in a passage to the left of the bar area. I have also been in it and walked past it several times a day. I was a teenager in the 1970s/80s. My grandfather died in 1986 and I cant remember whether it closed before or after his death, but around that general time.
Ann (April 2016)

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