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Hull Trades and Professions by Alphabetical Street (1892)

The data contained within these pages contains very nearly 22,000 names with the names of all(?) of the streets in (Kingston upon) Hull in 1892.

The information you see here was first scanned and then run through an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program by myself. This process, while boring, is fairly straightforward.

The resulting output from this is a huge text file (well over a megabyte). I sent this to Peter Johnson who had volunteered to check and correct the file (along with several others where you will see his name appears at the bottom of the pages). This process is long and tedious, as you need to read two things at once: the scans of the pages and the text file containing the OCR output, and you need to concentrate all the time.

The results of (mainly) Peter's work are contained within these pages, and if you happen to have an interest in either the streets of Hull or the trades and professions for 1892 then I am sure you will find these extremely helpful.

If you spot any errors, typos etc. please drop me a line via the link at the bottom of the page.

Colin Hinson
7th March 2002.

There are two sections to the pages, the main section deals with the main streets, and these are to be found in alphabetical sequence below. The other section deals smaller streets, yards, places, etc. etc. To use this file you need to look up the name of the (minor) street and then take the name of the major street given and look that up in the alphabetical sections. In theory you should find a reference to the minor street within the data for the main street given.

If you are looking for a particular name of a person (remembering only trades and professions are listed), and you don't know the name of the street, then you can use the Genuki Yorkshire Search engine to locate all references to the name and then choose the files titled 'GENUKI: Hull Trades and Professions by Alphabetical Street (1892)'

You will find (j) and (f) against various names. These stand for 'journeyman' (a man who is hired by another) and 'freeman' (a person who is not subject to the will of another or who enjoys a peculiar privilege such as the freedom of a town or city).


Containing the names and occupations of the principal inhabitants arranged consecutively.

Here you will find:

Trades and Professions
in Streets etc. begining with:

Transcribed from
Bulmer's East Yorkshire, 1892.
checking and correction by Peter Johnson ©2001
scanning, OCR and formatting software by Colin Hinson.

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