Short Films of Barge Life Memories

Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories: Compilation of new short films of Glyn Holt, Karen Walker and Linda Bragg (both nee Hubbard), Tom Fry, Keith Eastwood, Trevor Branton, Victor Shirtliff, Geoffrey Shipman and Ken Knox in conversation with Russ Litten about life working and living on the River Hull. Click on the video to watch and find out what happened…

Recorded on board the Super Sloop Spider T for Open Bridges Hull.  Filmed in October 2018 by Philip Codd Humber Film Creative Community for Open Bridges Hull.

Special thanks to the River Full Of Stories team, Phil Codd of Humber Film, writers and interviewers Russ Litten, Andy Richardson, to Mason Wild for great hospitality on board throughout the session, to Keith for loan of his fascinating history work, photos and cuttings and again to Mal Nicholson, current owner and Captain of the Spider T.

Click here to visit the Spider T website  where you can find out all about her history and current activities.

Visit the Spider T page on the Historic Motor and Sail website

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 – October 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

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.


2 thoughts on “Short Films of Barge Life Memories

  1. lovely to hear all these stories, what a life it was back then, it’s fascinating to hear what went on & the conditions they worked under, but they just got on with it………as they said, it was just the norm

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