“It’s not a job – it’s a way of life”

Thanks to everyone who came to the second memory sharing workshop for the River Full Of Stories book, film and exhibition, at Hull Maritime Museum last weekend. It was another marvellous day. John Dean, Keith Eastwood, Janet Anderson, Edward Moore, Dave Allam and Ann Smith, joined us in conversation with writer Russ Litten and Andy … Continue reading “It’s not a job – it’s a way of life”

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Charles and Joan

We first met Alison Bateman when she visited the Open Bridges exhibition in Scale Lane Bridge. Thank you to Alison for getting in touch with this lovely account of how her Mum and Dad, both with lifelong  River Hull connections met, fell in love and married in the late '40s. "My Mum (Joan Hopper) and … Continue reading Charles and Joan

River Hull Stories – John Drury

More from the memory sharing session at Hull Maritime Museum last weekend. Former River Pilot John Drury joined Dave Allam and Neville Pinder chatting to author Russ Litten about life and times on the River Hull. The session was recorded by Humber Film, but in the meantime have a listen to some of the fascinating … Continue reading River Hull Stories – John Drury

River Hull Stories – Neville Pinder and Dave Allam

What a terrific memory sharing session at Hull Maritime Museum last weekend. Former River Men John Drury, Neville Pinder and Dave Allam joined us in conversation with Russ Litten and Andy Richardson, sharing stories about life working on the River Hull in the 1960s and '70s.  We spent the morning chatting about life back then, … Continue reading River Hull Stories – Neville Pinder and Dave Allam

Memories of life on the River Hull

‘Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories’, gathering stories to preserve the heritage of the River Hull, its bridges and the people and vessels which have used it over the years. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, we will produce a film, exhibition, website and a book which will be given to each library … Continue reading Memories of life on the River Hull

Open Bridges Anniversary Event

Open Bridges Anniversary and launch of A River Full Of Stories Saturday 22nd September at Kardomah94, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AN. Doors 7.30 pm, free entry. Come and join us celebrating the first anniversary of Open Bridges Anniversary & the launch of the new project Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories. There will … Continue reading Open Bridges Anniversary Event

Visit to Rotsea

‘Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories’, gathering stories to preserve the heritage of the River Hull, its bridges and the people and vessels which have used it over the years. Another blisteringly hot Sunday walk to explore the River Hull took us to a beautiful stretch of the River, near Rotsea to Emmotland on … Continue reading Visit to Rotsea

Memory Sharing On The River

'Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories’, gathering stories to preserve the heritage of the River Hull, its bridges and the people and vessels which have used it over the years. We started collecting stories at our first memory sharing session on board the MV Syntan, the beautifully restored Sheffield size barge moored in Beverley. Built … Continue reading Memory Sharing On The River

The Puzzle of Cargills

Very pleased to see Richard's photograph of Cargill's taken from the MV Syntan for Open Bridges Hull in the Observer photography section chosen for last weekend's 'Complex' theme. The photograph is from the Open Bridges “Engines and Insects” art photography part of the exhibition. The images follow the photographer Horst P Horst who first published the technique … Continue reading The Puzzle of Cargills