Open Bridges, the next chapter

Thank you to everyone who came to join us for the Open Bridges first anniversary evening and launch of A River Full Of Stories last night. Rich & I spent the afternoon hanging the first installment of the new A River Full Of Stories exhibition with the original Open Bridges exhibition in the theatre at … Continue reading Open Bridges, the next chapter

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Open Bridges Radio Transcript

Open Bridges objectives were to celebrate the River Hull and explore the meaning of freedom by splitting the city in two, momentarily denying the freedom of movement east and west across the city, by raising and closing all 13 bridges over the River Hull simultaneously for the first and only time in the city’s history. … Continue reading Open Bridges Radio Transcript

Open Bridges First Anniversary

Stop Press: Open Bridges made history when for the first, and only time, all 13 of the bridges over the River Hull raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city of Hull in two at 20:17 hours on the autumn equinox, 22nd September 2017. Open Bridges Hull: “A truly memorable evening when we all worked together … Continue reading Open Bridges First Anniversary

Days of Innocence by Dave Tuck

In the last few days I have revisited where I grew up. This was the Welwyn Park Avenue area in North Hull. As a child we had the tenfoots, fields, woods and river as our playgrounds. We also had Haworth Hall as a backdrop. It was truly days of innocence. I was born in 1944 … Continue reading Days of Innocence by Dave Tuck

“It’s not a job – it’s a way of life”

Thanks to everyone who came to the second memory sharing workshop for the River Full Of Stories book, film and exhibition, at Hull Maritime Museum last weekend. It was another marvellous day. John Dean, Keith Eastwood, Janet Anderson, Edward Moore, Dave Allam and Ann Smith, joined us in conversation with writer Russ Litten and Andy … Continue reading “It’s not a job – it’s a way of life”

Charles and Joan

We first met Alison Bateman when she visited the Open Bridges exhibition in Scale Lane Bridge. Thank you to Alison for getting in touch with this lovely account of how her Mum and Dad, both with lifelong  River Hull connections met, fell in love and married in the late '40s. "My Mum (Joan Hopper) and … Continue reading Charles and Joan

River Hull Stories – John Drury

More from the memory sharing session at Hull Maritime Museum last weekend. Former River Pilot John Drury joined Dave Allam and Neville Pinder chatting to author Russ Litten about life and times on the River Hull. The session was recorded by Humber Film, but in the meantime have a listen to some of the fascinating … Continue reading River Hull Stories – John Drury

River Hull Stories – Neville Pinder and Dave Allam

What a terrific memory sharing session at Hull Maritime Museum last weekend. Former River Men John Drury, Neville Pinder and Dave Allam joined us in conversation with Russ Litten and Andy Richardson, sharing stories about life working on the River Hull in the 1960s and '70s.  We spent the morning chatting about life back then, … Continue reading River Hull Stories – Neville Pinder and Dave Allam