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River Hull Archive #10 1967

Open Bridges A River Full Of Stories, River Hull archive photographs #10 1967

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River Hull Archive #9 1966

Open Bridges A River Full Of Stories, River Hull archive photographs #9 1966

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

Mike Hussey and United Towing

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 Mike Hussey and United Towing

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

Alpha Zero 1 to River Dreamscapes – GE Saunt

We are lucky enough to have four of Gary Saunt's paintings on our walls at home. We never tire of looking at them and find something new and mischievous every time. Everyone who comes round asks about them and wants to know more. Gary is a prolific painter and visual entertainer, having produced hundreds of paintings … Continue reading Alpha Zero 1 to River Dreamscapes – GE Saunt

Memories of the River Hull

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 … Continue reading Memories of the River Hull

The River We Once Knew – David Morris

Rich & I had already admired David Morris's beautiful photographs of the River Hull, taken in 1971 when we were lucky enough to meet him at the opening of the Hull International Photography Festival where we both had River Hull related exhibitions, ours 'Open Bridges Engines and Insects', and David's 'The River We Once Knew'. … Continue reading The River We Once Knew – David Morris