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The Humber Bridge
Humberside was a former county in eastern England. It was created in 1974, including most of the East Riding of Yorkshire, a small part of the West Riding, and the northern part of Lincolnshire.

For postal purposes the new county was divided into North Humberside and South Humberside, presumably because of the confusion that could have arisen with the two parts of the county having no land connection between them. Since 1996, counties are no longer required in postal addresses.

Despite the opening of the Humber Bridge in 1981, linking the two parts of the county together, the county proved unpopular, and was abolished in 1996. North Humberside became the two unitary authorities of the East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull, and South Humberside became the two unitary authorities of North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

Humberside showing former districts 1 North Wolds; 2 Holderness; 3 Kingston upon Hull; 4 Beverley; 5 Boothferry; 6 Scunthorpe; 7 Glanford; 8 Grimsby; 9 Cleethorpes.
Humberside Police remains as the police force for the former county area.

LGBT history

The Halifax and Humberside CHE Group was founded in 1972.

In 2011 the Equity Partnership named Humberside Fire and Rescue Service "The most effective Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) friendly organisation in the region".[1]