River Stories – John Dean

It was great to welcome John Dean of Dean’s Marine to The Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories memory sharing days on the river and at Hull Maritime Museum.

Syntan down the Hull 21.07.2017 34
Open Bridges river journey on the Syntan. Forge Wharf photo by Richard Duffy-Howard

There were fascinating conversations all day.  Here’s a short section of film from earlier this month, John in conversation with Andy Richardson.

Filmed in September 2018 by Humber Film Creative Community for Open Bridges Hull. Featured photograph Keith Eastwood and John Dean at Hull Maritime Museum.

Scale Lane Bridge - looking North
The Dovedale from Scale Lane Bridge looking North photo by Richard Duffy-Howard

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 tales of their lives working on and around the river.  We’ve been collecting stories throughout July – September 2018 and are now preparing the River Full Of Stories film, exhibition and book. We’ll keep the website blog up to date with stories and memories as we go along.

Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard

Lime Street Graf Art
Lime Street Graf Art

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 to be met by 21st century tugs.

Open Bridges is an independent Hull/East Yorkshire based project.

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