Comrade down the Hull

Saturday 20th April 2019

It was a beautiful day when the Humber keel Comrade sailed down the River Hull to spend the summer in the Marina. We had a great time talking to Bill Midgley in the Comrade at Beverley before the trip.

Our friend the photographer Syd Young was cycling from Stoneferry to Scott Street Bridge to take these fantastic photographs of that part of the journey. 

There are still opportunities to volunteer on the beautiful old vessels where you can soak up their fascinating history, learn about them and help keep them sailing.

For more details visit the Humber Keel and Sloop Preservation Society website

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 not for profit Hull/East Yorkshire based project.

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