It was a real family affair with young children, families, teenagers, individuals and older citizens.
After Corbyn had finishing speaking I was close enough to get on the stage to try for a close up.One woman who had brought her 85-year-old mum got Jeremy to talk to the older lady and pose for a photo. This wise older citizen told Jeremy how angry she was when she witnessed the "bastards" (her words) behind him in the House of Commons attacking him. She said I know you do kinder politics but I say this for you.
She was a sweet looking elder citizen but spoke for many of us.
I managed to shake Jeremy's hand, wish him well and so did others as his team tried to prise him away for the journey to Leeds for a rally tonight.
I was slightly sad for my neighbour that she had not been closer. If the crowd had not moved in she could have been seated near the other older lady.
But the crowd dispersed a little and we decided to go for a cuppa.
And there he was!
As we retraced our steps across the top end of Queens Gardens Jeremy was being mobbed in rock star style by a large group of good looking young women.
In never say die style I managed to push my neighbour through the crowd saying "retired teacher coming through" and bless them they helped her.
There she was face to face with Corbyn, shaking his hand.
She is one happy lady who tells me she will not sleep tonight.
Using my old digital camera the images and footage I captured on the day will hopefully complete this story. Bear in mind they are as they come-not cropped, photo-shopped or tweaked but simply an accurate record of the event.
Note: The Hull Daily Mail reports a crowd of 1500 but journos there on the day set it much higher http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/jeremy-corbyn-to-lead-1-500-strong-rally-in-queens-gardens-hull/story-29567764-detail/story.html
[Footage will be added later]
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