Thursday, 11 April 2013

Woollen Warehouse

At one time English wool was keeping half of Europe warm. The export of fleeces through Hull was started by monks who farmed sheep on the Wolds, chalk hills to the north of the city, and became a major source of income during the middles ages and later. This building on South Church Side was once a wool exchange during the late 19th century; above the door there's a sheep being weighed. Nowadays the wool trade has gone and the building houses a printing business.

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