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Hammonds of Hull brings back nostalgic Christmas decorations


As the building holds a place in Hull's heart, Hammonds of Hull has been encouraging residents to share their HoH memories across social media.

Proving popular with Twitter users, many have been sharing nostalgic moments of visits to Pickadish, the old school interiors, visits to the record store and most of all, festive memories of trips to see Santa and the famous window displays. 

After an influx of positive messages and lots of comments from the general public, Hammonds of Hull has decided to reinstate the Christmas display just in time for the festive period. Linking up with the rest of the city, the lights are due to be installed for the big switch on, on Thursday 14th November. 

A spokesman on behalf of the Landlord said:“It’s great to see the people of Hull so passionate about the regeneration and redevelopment of the city and we’re absolutely thrilled to be a part of this. We’ve had incredible insight from our Twitter campaign and it’s great to see just how many fond memories people have of the building. 

“As we move forward in the development process, we’re keen to hear people’s ideas and we want to know what people loved about the building.

”The Landlord is committed to restoring the building to its rightful place at the heart of Hull City Centre and is investing a lot of time and effort to ensure this happens. With the Artisan Food Hall due to open in 2020, the future is looking very exciting for Hammonds of Hull.

Local contractors, Steve Campbell Electrics, have been working tirelessly to ensure that the lights are fitted out in time for the big switch this evening.

He added “We hope that the city enjoys the Christmas lights and, on behalf of the owners and all the individuals working on the projects, we’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.” 

Kathryn Shillito, Executive Director, HullBID said:“The city centre comes alive at this time of year with the Christmas lights playing centrepiece. Hull City Council, HullBID and city businesses have all played their part in contributing to what will be a superb spectacle, drawing the crowds and increasing dwell time and spend.

”To find out more about the building’s redevelopment or to enquire about leasing opportunities please visit:

Twitter: @HammondsOfHull 

LinkedIn: Hammonds of Hull 

Photo courtesy of The Hull Daily Mail

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