More than 50 faces from three eras of lost Hull pub the Blue Lamp, 1992-2013

For more than 20 years, it was known as Hull’s “coolest” pub and live music venue.

The Blue Lamp took its name from the police station that once occupied the imposing building in Norfolk Street, off Beverley Road. It opened in 1992 following the closure of The Jailhouse, which hosted live gigs seven nights a week.

We’ve dipped into our archives to find nostalgic pictures of the venue, a decade on from its closure.

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The pub went through three distinct eras. Between 1992-1996, it was known as one of Hull’s best live music venues. In 1997, it reopened after a major refurbishment and became known simply as “The Lamp”.

The Lamp was renowned for good food and big Saturday nights. In later years, the pool room made way for a concert space that hosted touring acts including Ocean Colour Scene and Baby Bird.

By 2012, the venue was a hotbed for local talent, but it had been run on a shoestring for years and managers could no longer make ends meet. The Lamp closed its doors, but a year later it had a brief revival – reverting to the name The Blue Lamp – before last orders were finally called in January 2014. It is sadly missed.

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