Who believes in ghosts? The Open Bridges River Hull memory sharing morning at Hull Maritime Museum last weekend was enlightening, moving and entertaining. In between stories of life on the River Hull former River Man Neville Pinder shared his ghost stories with us…
Neville made the Hull Daily Mail in 1958 with his rafting escapades on the River Hull when he was a boy. More about that soon…
The idea for A River Full Of Stories came about when many of the 2000 visitors to the Open Bridges exhibition inside Scale Lane Bridge told us fascinating stories and memories of their lives working on and around the river. We wanted to capture these memories and stories and share them with future generations. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, we will produce a film, exhibition, website and book.
Do you have memories about life on and around the River Hull over the years? If you would like to talk to us about sharing your memories contact us during July August and September 2018. Click here to get in touch
Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard
Thanks to Saturday’s team, Russ Litten, Hull Maritime Museum, Andy Richardson and Phil Codd.
‘Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories’, gathering stories to preserve the heritage of the River Hull, its bridges and the people and vessels which have used it over the years. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, we will produce a film, exhibition, website and a book.
Open Bridges made history when for the first time all 13 of the bridges over the River Hull in the UK’s City of Culture 2017 raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city of Hull in two at 20:17 hours on 22nd September 2017. Historic vessels sailed down the river, met by 21st century tugs, to the sound of a new musique concrète work by composer John Stead.
Open Bridges is an independent Hull/East Yorkshire based project.