A River Full of Stories Film Trailer

The River Full of Stories trailer featuring a trip down the River Hull on board MV Syntan with introductions from some of the people we met to record their memories of life on the River Hull, Janet Anderson (nee Webster), Edward Moore, Keith Eastwood, Neville Pinder, John Dean, Bill Midgley and John Drury.

The full film can still be seen as part of the exhibition at Hull Maritime Museum until the end of the year. Together with the original Open Bridges film, they are on continual loop during normal opening hours, free entry to the museum.

Have a look at the three minute trailer here:

The River Full of Stories book (available from UK libraries) is brimming with memories, stories, anecdotes and over 200 beautiful photographs of life on the River Hull. All sorts of tales of working life, skills, dangers, mishaps and side lines, family life, women’s tales of families growing up on barges on the river and leisure time on the river since the 1930s. There are fascinating contribution from dozens of Hull people, river workers, artists and photographers.


Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard

Open Bridges made history when for the first time all 13 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, met by 21st century tugs, to the sound of a new musique concrète work by composer John Stead.

Open Bridges is an independent Hull/East Yorkshire based project.

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