HMS Southampton Reform Ship

Who knew about the reform ship for boys committed by magistrates anchored off Sammy’s Point?

Hear about the HMS Southampton which opened as a reform school in the mid 19th century in this short film from the Hull Maritime Museum reminiscing days earlier this month, Edward Moore and Ann Smith in conversation with Russ Litten.

Filmed in September 2018 by Humber Film Creative Community for Open Bridges Hull. Featured photograph S.T. Active with HMS Southampton in the background courtesy of Ted Moore. Here’s a selection of his collection of tug postcards. Click on one to see the full photo and scroll through them…

The idea for A River Full Of Stories came about when many of the 2000 visitors to the Open Bridges exhibition inside Scale Lane Bridge told us fascinating tales of their lives working on and around the river.  We’ve been collecting stories throughout July – September 2018 and are now preparing the River Full Of Stories film, exhibition and book. We’ll keep the website blog up to date with stories and memories as we go along.

Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard

The Humber and Corporation Pier from Sammy's Point

Thanks to Angus at the Mail for the use of the River archive photograph.

Open Bridges made history when for the first time all 13 of the 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 to be met by 21st century tugs.

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

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