River Hull 1993

“Taken one Sunday morning in April or May 1993, a very calm and still day, and I remember the fantastic quality of the light that elevated anything it shone on. You still get a hint of how busy the river must have been in it’s heyday, but the small signs of decay and the start of economic irrelevance are there in the detail. Taken from somewhere near Bishop’s Lane Staith.” Ian Halstead for A River Full of Stories

Old Harbour 1993 Ian Halstead
The Old Harbour from Bishop’s Lane Staith 1993 copyright Ian Halstead

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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