infobox UK place
region= Yorkshire and the Humber
population = 17,600 (2001 census)cite web
url = http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=3&b=790966&c=Goole&d=16&e=15&g=390797&i=1001x1003x1004&o=1&m=0&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779
title = 2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Goole CP (Parish)
accessdate = 2008-05-16
work = Neighbourhood Statistics
Office for National Statistics]
East Riding of Yorkshire
East Riding of Yorkshire
constituency_westminster= Brigg and Goole
static_image_caption=The Goole skyline showing the docks and the "salt and pepper pots" - the twin water towers.
Goole is a
town, civil parishand port located approximately Convert|45|mi|km|lk=on inland on the River Ouse in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The port is "highly versatile", and is capable of handling nearly 3 million tonnes of cargo per annum, making it one of the most important ports on the east coast of England. [ [http://www.abports.co.uk/custinfo/ports/goole.htm Associated British Ports] .]
Goole is twinned with
Złotów, Poland(and was twinned with Rostock, northern Germanyin 1969 although this seems to have lapsed). Goole was informally twinned with Gibraltarin the 1960s, at that time Gibraltar Court was named in Goole and Goole Court was named in Gibraltar.
The civil engineer
Cornelius Vermuydenfrom the Netherlandsdiverted the River Don northwards to the River Ouse in 1627 to drain the marshland of Hatfield Chaseat the behest of King Charles I. This also made the lower Don navigable for small barges so that coal from South Yorkshire coalfields was transported to "Goole" at the new mouth of the Don (or "Dutch River") for transfer to seagoing vessels.
Aire and Calder NavigationCompany opened their broad canal from Knottingleyin the northern sector of the coalfield in 1826 together with two transshipmentdocks at Goole and a company-built town. This gave rise to several innovations in materials handling by the chief engineer, William Bartholomew. In 1863 he introduced the Tom Puddingsystem of compartment boats which could each carry around Convert|40|LT|kg|lk=on of coal. [ [http://www.goole-on-the-web.org.uk/main.php?key=189] Goole on the Web] In the docks Bartholomew introduced large boat hoists which could lift the Puddings and discharge directly into sea going ships which exported the coal to all parts of the world. These managed to compete with rail and were used until 1985.
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railwaybuilt a line from Pontefractand Wakefieldin 1848 and the North Eastern Railway connected with Doncasterand Hull in 1870. The prosperity from the coal and general cargo trade with the West Riding industrial area continued for 150 years after the opening of the canal. After a period of decline, these commodities were more than replaced by containers, the export of steel and the import of timber from north-eastern Europe. The two original 1826 docks, along with all six others built later, are still in full operation. Goole railway stationis on the Sheffield to Hull Lineand is the terminus of the Pontefract Line.
Glass and clothing are produced in Goole and it is the focus of an agricultural district.
Prior to the reform of local government in 1974, brought about by the
Local Government Act 1972, Goole was in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It was then placed in the Boothferry district of the newly formed county of Humbersideuntil that was abolished in 1996. Since 1996, Goole has been in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is represented by six councillors on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Permission was granted by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council for the development of a new, large industrial park on land adjacent to the M62 on the outskirts of the town.
Since work began, the industrial park, now known as [http://www.capitolparkgoole.co.uk/ Capitol Park] , has attracted two large employers in the form of Guardian Industries, who have built a glass manufacturing plant and
Tesco, who have built a distribution centre. The arrival of these employers has resulted in hundreds of new jobs being created.
=Sport= Goole's main football team is
Goole AFC. It is the town's only semi-professional football team and currently they play in the UniBond League 1st Division South.
* [http://www.goole-on-the-web.org.uk Informative guide to Goole]
* [http://www.waterwaysmuseum.org.uk Yorkshire Waterways Museum]
* [http://www.visionwebsites.co.uk/Contents/Text/Index.asp?SiteId=589&SiteExtra=6043567&TopNavId=639&NavSideId=6678 Goole Town Council Website]
* [http://www.nlg.nhs.uk/ North Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals ]
* [http://www.gooletown.co.uk Goole AFC football team]
* [http://www.goolerfc.co.uk/ Goole Rugby Union Website]
Newspaper and media
* [http://www.gooletimes.net/ The Goole Times Website]
* [http://www.goolecourier.co.uk/ Goole Courier Website]
Port and shipping
* [http://www.abports.co.uk/custinfo/ports/goole.htm Associated British Ports - Goole Website]
* [http://www.hullandgoolepha.gov.uk/ Goole and Hull Port Authority Website]
* [http://www.abports.co.uk/custinfo/ports/goole/maps.htm Port of Goole]
* [http://www.riverseainternational.co.uk/goole/goolesb.htm All the ships ever built at Goole Shipyards]
* [http://www.goole-college.co.uk/ Goole College Website]
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