River Hull Archive #12 1970

Open Bridges A River Full Of Stories, River Hull archive photographs #12 1970

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Draining Hull – Peter Greendale

"Have you ever driven down Cottingham Road from the Beverley Road junction to the roundabout near The Goodfellowship and wondered......”what is that strip of land in front of the large houses on the left and why do the streets and many of the drives to the houses apparently have bridges and the roads have bridge … Continue reading Draining Hull – Peter Greendale

The River Hull 1977-85 by Peter Marshall

Researching the Foredyke Stream we stumbled on an image of the Foredyke Path which in turn led us to the wonderful photography of Peter Marshall. Peter posted a photograph of Hull a day during Hull's City of Culture year and last year Cafe Royal Books published The River Hull 1977-85. Cafe Royal produces beautiful limited … Continue reading The River Hull 1977-85 by Peter Marshall

Hull Fast Film

Hull Fast Film made in 1992 by Andy Hazell with soundtrack by Hallam Lewis... Iconic images and sounds of Hull, the River, barges, pilots, docks, ships and shops, fish and chips, streets, houses, Hull Fair, have a look and explore this fascinating art film, now social history of Hull. Originally a twin screen film projected … Continue reading Hull Fast Film

The River in 2018

Thanks to everyone who's been in touch and visited the website as The River Full Of Stories project has developed through 2018. In the last few weeks we've published a lot of archive material about the river - and there's more to come in 2019 - but we thought we'd take this opportunity to share … Continue reading The River in 2018

Life on Board the Tugs

We were fascinated by the sheer power of the tugs on the Humber when we were lucky enough to be shown round SMS Towage Limited - both inside the vessels and in the dry dock - in the preparations for Open Bridges in 2017. SMS Superman was one of the tugs which attended the event, … Continue reading Life on Board the Tugs

Open Bridges: Sculcoates Bridge – The Engineer 1875

We came across this copy of The Engineer, published on April 2nd 1875, describing the brand new bridge at Sculcoates, with two fabulous engravings from the time. The Engineer, April 2nd 1875. “We give this week the first of two working drawings of the new bridge at Kingston-Upon-Hull, opened to the public by the Mayor … Continue reading Open Bridges: Sculcoates Bridge – The Engineer 1875

Vue de l’Est du Pont et Nouvel Arsenal de Kingston sur l’Hull.

Very special thanks to Margo and the team at the The Prints Collector in the Netherlands for kindly allowing us to use this image drawn c1770 by Georg Balthasar Probst for Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories.The full description and link to the print from The Prints Collector is: "Published by Georg Balthasar Probst … Continue reading Vue de l’Est du Pont et Nouvel Arsenal de Kingston sur l’Hull.

The Story of Warren’s Shipyard

One cold rainy day in October, we spent a cosy session on Hull Marina, inside the 62′ Super Sloop Spider T listening to  stories for Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories.  Owner and Captain Mal Nicholson welcomed us on board, a perfect place to share stories of the River Hull's past. Thanks to Phil … Continue reading The Story of Warren’s Shipyard

Leisure Time on the River Hull

Brigham Sailing Club One of our first blisteringly hot Sunday walks to explore the River Hull took us to a beautiful stretch of the River, near Rotsea to Emmotland on the west bank of the River Hull. The water was high and cool despite the hot summer sun and two sleek Brigham Scows raced past. … Continue reading Leisure Time on the River Hull

Open Bridges: Wilmington

As part of Open Bridges we recorded the working movements of many of the bridges. There were many images that we didn't use then as part of the project, but would like to share now. These photographs were taken when we visited Wilmington bridge on 19th June last year and show the working mechanism of … Continue reading Open Bridges: Wilmington