The comedian misses the people, pubs and patties of Hull, a tough town, which is now coming into its own ahead of its 2017 Capital of Culture status
Hull has always been known as a tough town and deservedly so. It was built on fishing, and that’s a tough industry. It meant you’d have a fleet of trawlers that would go out and young men who would never return. So the families had to be tough, and the women had to be tough. Obviously, that industry was decimated in the 1970s and it took years to be rebuilt. So perhaps people think of Hull as a city that has struggled – and it has.
The thing I miss most when I’m not there is the people. If I leave the house to walk into town, I can just stop and chat to people. I miss the sense of community. Nobody’s better than anyone else. People just want a natter.