Open Bridges Third Anniversary Photos

It three years since Open Bridges! Have a look through our gallery of photo memories: Comrade photo by SydpixA River Full of Stories book launchMemory sharing on board The SyntanBrigham Scows race on the River Hull through Emmotland by RDHKeith and JanetDrypool Bridge by RDHOpen Bridges by Phil WithersOpen Bridges Engines and Insects exhibitionRich & … Continue reading Open Bridges Third Anniversary Photos

Open Bridges Third Anniversary

Open Bridges made history when for the first, and only time, all the bridges over the River Hull were raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city in two at 20:17 hours on the autumn equinox, 22nd September 2017. HMS Pickle at Open Bridges by Graeme OxbyDrypool Bridge by RDHSouth from Scott Street to North … Continue reading Open Bridges Third Anniversary

More photos of Hull to York on the George Dyson

The scenic route from Hull to York On January 24th and 25th 2020 the Dean’s Marine barge George Dyson made its first working trip from Hull’s Albert Dock to York city centre Guildhall, stopping overnight in Goole along the way. Thank you to John Dean for inviting us on the journey, which was a truly … Continue reading More photos of Hull to York on the George Dyson

Hull to York on the Barge George Dyson – Day 2

Here are the photographs from the second day of our trip from Hull to York with John Dean on the barge George Dyson making a working trip from Hull's Albert Dock to York city centre, stopping overnight in Goole along the way. Thank you to John Dean for inviting us on the journey, which was … Continue reading Hull to York on the Barge George Dyson – Day 2

Hull to York on the Barge George Dyson – Day 1

On January 24th and 25th 2020 the Dean's Marine barge George Dyson made a working trip from Hull's Albert Dock to York city centre, stopping overnight in Goole along the way. Thank you to John Dean for inviting us on the journey, which was a truly amazing experience. We took this gallery of photographs. They … Continue reading Hull to York on the Barge George Dyson – Day 1

Open Bridges Film & Musique Concrète Soundtrack

The Open Bridges Hull UK award winning short film with musique concrète soundtrack is available in full,  on line for the first time. To watch the film settle down in a comfy chair, turn the lights down & the volume up and soak it up, it’s an immersive experience. This 20 minute film produced for … Continue reading Open Bridges Film & Musique Concrète Soundtrack

River Hull Archive #27

The last post of the HDM archive detail posts starts with an intriguing image. At first glance the picture of the BOCM building from 1911 appears deserted but on the bank-side on the left hand edge you can see what appears to be a man and a woman presiding over the contents of a bag, … Continue reading River Hull Archive #27

River Hull Archive #26

One of the main threads running through A River Full of Stories is that of the Lighterman. The following photographs and details from the HDM river archive focus on the lighters and Lightermen on the River Hull. The first images below show the lighter Tort and crew just North of the new Myton Bridge in … Continue reading River Hull Archive #26

River Hull Archive #25

This series of posts will complete our record of River Hull archive photographs from the Hull Daily Mail which we repaired and restored. They are published with many thanks to Angus Young, and used with permission. This next series of photographs of details were taken on and around the piers, Corporation - Victoria - and … Continue reading River Hull Archive #25

River Hull Archive #24

This series of posts will complete our record of River Hull archive photographs from the Hull Daily Mail which we repaired and restored. They are published with many thanks to Angus Young, and used with permission. They've all been published previously on here and some included in the River Full of Stories book. Whilst we were … Continue reading River Hull Archive #24

River Hull Archive #23

These next few posts will complete our record of River Hull archive photographs from the Hull Daily Mail which we repaired and restored. They are published with many thanks to Angus Young, and used with permission. This gallery of photographs contain images from 1885 to the 1990s. The following two posts will focus on the … Continue reading River Hull Archive #23

Journey up the River Hull in 2015

Thanks to Mal Scott for these evocative images of an autumn day in 2015 travelling under all of the bridges over the river in a small pleasure craft taken looking north up the Hull. Click on Millenium Bridge to see the full picture and scroll through to travel up the river past each bridge north … Continue reading Journey up the River Hull in 2015

Journey Down the River Hull in 1994

Thanks to John Drury for contributing the River Hull working river films, filmed in 1994 by M&M Maritime Video. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4: The Open Bridges: A River Full of Stories exhibition is opening at Hull Maritime Museum on Saturday 6th July 2019 until the end of the year. The films will … Continue reading Journey Down the River Hull in 1994

Open Bridges Second Anniversary

It's nearly two years since Open Bridges celebrated the importance of the River Hull and its bridges - on the autumn equinox 2017. This time two years ago we were making the final preparations for all of the bridges of the River Hull to swing, lift, close to traffic and open to vessels, separating Hull … Continue reading Open Bridges Second Anniversary

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 … Continue reading Comrade down the Hull

Open Bridges: Scale Lane Bridge

Scale Lane is the latest bridge to span the river and connect the city. It became the focus of a number of events during Hull's City of Culture year: used as a musical instrument for Playing the Bridge -  an artistic commission and performance devised by bridge architect Jonathan McDowell and composer Nye Parry who are both … Continue reading Open Bridges: Scale Lane Bridge

Open Bridges: Sutton Road

This week's focus is on Sutton Road Bridge, built in 1939 by the Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company with distinctive brick engine rooms. Our gallery of photographs of Sutton Road Bridge below was taken for Open Bridges. Click on an image to see the full picture and scroll through. Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard Open Bridges … Continue reading Open Bridges: Sutton Road

Open Bridges: photographs from the MV Syntan September 2017

As we made preparations for Open Bridges we were invited on the Syntan as it travelled from Beverley down the River Hull, to Hull Marina for the Folk and Maritime Festival. The journey  was to collect stills, film footage and bridge and vessel timings for Open Bridges. We documented the journey in five stages. The … Continue reading Open Bridges: photographs from the MV Syntan September 2017

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

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