The Clock Tower
The Clock Tower was erected in 1927 as part of the Centenary celebrations of the opening of the docks. It has the dates 1826 and 1926 inscribed at the top of the tower. It replaced a large gas lamp that had been there previously.
The clock was later moved a few metres to stand it in the middle of the Clock Tower roundabout. Originally there were public toilets at the base of the clock. In the late-1990s it was defaced by the addition of a huge CCTV camera, although curiously standing by the tower is the only place in Goole out of sight of the cameras.
Goole had a reputation of being the easiest place to pass a driving test because there are no dual-carriageways or hills. However the first part of any driving test was to negotiate the busy roundabout.
This part of Goole was always a focal point of the town, either for the unemployed to congregate in the 1920s and 1930s or for drunken New Year revellers in later years.