, , or Brough-on-Humber
is a small town
in the civil parish
in the East Riding of Yorkshire
. The town has a population of around 7,000.
It is located on the northern bank of the River Humber
, approximately west of Hull
Over the last couple of years there has been a shift in the sort of people living in Brough Due to the great rail links and new housing developments with this change it has brought more money into the area. As a result the average wage rate and amount of spending has increased significantly.
Brough has a number of shops and takeaways. There are two main supermarkets - Morrisons
. Brough also has a number of places to eat, most of which are takeaways
. These include Medici, a Fish and Chip shop, Indian Ocean, Lara Bella's and Station Supper (Chinese takeaway and restaurant). There is a local bakery outlet - Woodheads
. Brough also has the Brough Golf Club, the Blackburn Leisure and Social Club, and the Brough Library. There are three pubs (one of which (The Ferry Inn) is the only actual documented home of highwayman Dick Turpin
, and is also the place he was arrested), dentists, a medical centre, a private hearing aid audiologist, a post office, and branches of Barclays, HSBC, NatWest and Lloyds TSB banks.
The town is served by Brough railway station
on the Hull to Selby and Doncaster railway line. Direct rail services to London
are provided by Hull Trains
(7 each weekday, 5 on Saturdays, 4 on Sundays) and GNER
(once each day - the "Hull Executive
"). There are other frequent services - TransPennine Express
trains run west to Leeds, Manchester, Manchester Airport, Liverpool, etc. while Northern Rail
serves York, Leeds, Doncaster and Sheffield. All trains run east to Hull.
Local bus services are provided by EYMS and run mainly to Hull.
The town lies south of the main A63 road from Kingston upon Hull to the M62 motorway. It is about to the A63 junction east, to the junction west (and then a further to the M62 motorway). Humberside Airport is to the south-east (reached by driving across the Humber Bridge), and overnight ferry services by P&O Ferries sail to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge from King George Dock, Hull (about away).
, Brough, manufactures the Hawk
jet training aircraft at Brough Aerodrome
. BAE also offer widely sought-after and very competitive Modern Apprenticeships
to local school leavers. The runway at the site has now re-opened following a major upgrade.
On 3 April 2008 BAE Systems announced it would be losing 450 jobs from the Brough site.
The town was known as Petuaria
during the Roman
period, and served as the capital of the Celtic
tribe of the Parisi
. Petuaria marked the southern end of the Roman road known now as Cade's Road
which ran roughly northwards for a hundred miles to Pons Aelius
(modern day Newcastle-upon-Tyne