River Hull Archive #2 1901-1939

Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories

Thank you to everyone who has responded to our call out and joined our memory sharing sessions at Hull Maritime Museum, or on board the barges. All summer we have been listening to people’s fascinating stories of living and working on the River Hull over the years. We have been filming and recording so that the memories are not lost, but are there for that future generations to find out about this remarkable, and often overlooked part of Hull, it’s history and culture. We have been lucky enough to acquire some superb photographs of the River including an archive collection from the Hull Daily Mail. But it is the real stories from the people that bring them to life. We are now digitising the photos, transcribing the audio, editing the films and preparing the stories for a book, film and exhibition.

Welcome to the second of our weekly selection of photographs from the HDM archive,   a selection of photographs from the turn of the century to the start of WW2, 1901-1939.  Click on an image to see the full picture and scroll along.

If you have anything that you’d like to share about the photographs please click here to get in touch.

Thanks again to Angus Young.  All photographs used with permission. We’ve digitised and processed the original photographs, restoring them where possible.

Visit the River Full Of Stories memory page here for more stories, films and photographs.

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.

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