River Hull Archive #21 1981-1984

Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories

Welcome to the penultimate set of our selection of photographs from the HDM archive, this time 1981-1984.  The new Myton Bridge is in place. Photographs include a shot of Linklight, George Dyson and Allendale taken on January 9th ’81, and a stunning aerial shot including Stoneferry, Bankside and the railway Bridge from February 11th ’81.  Click on an image to see the full pictures 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.


Open Bridges: A River Full of Stories film and exhibition is now open in Hull Maritime Museum

Visit the Open Bridges: A River Full of Stories film and exhibition now at Hull Maritime Museum from Saturday 6th July 2019 until the end of September. The films will be on continuous loop throughout the free exhibition, open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4.30pm, and Sunday, 11am – 4pm.

A River Full of Stories
Trevor Branton and Keith Eastwood watching the films

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our ‘Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories’ project. We are preparing the presentation book for Hull and East Yorkshire libraries and museums and River Full of Stories film for later this year.  

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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