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

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Humber Keel Comrade and Amy Howson Sail to Hull

See the Humber keel Comrade and sloop Amy Howson sail from Beverley to Hull on Saturday April 20th 2019 The Comrade and sloop Amy Howson will be sailing together from their winter moorings at Crane Hill Wharf on Beverley Beck down the River Hull to their summer berths in Hull Marina. It will be a … Continue reading Humber Keel Comrade and Amy Howson Sail to Hull

Happy Birthday Syntan

Happy 70th Birthday to the motor barge Syntan! Beautifully restored by the Beverley Barge Preservation Society and moored at Beverley Beck, the Syntan is having a weekend of celebrations to mark 70 years since she was built - in 1949 by Hepworth's Shipyard in Paull - for Richard Hodgson Tanners in Beverley. We had a … Continue reading Happy Birthday Syntan

Allan Lister – Leaks on Board

More fascinating tales from the River Full Of Stories sessions chatting about days gone by working and living on the River Hull. Here’s a great snippet from our day on MV Syntan earlier this month, Allan Lister in conversation with Andy Richardson. Filmed in September 2018 by Humber Film Creative Community for Open Bridges Hull. The … Continue reading Allan Lister – Leaks on Board

“Barges!”

The Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories memory sharing days on the river and at Hull Maritime Museum have been full of fascinating conversations about days gone by working and living on the River Hull. We have learned about evocative, moving and entertaining memories from tales of using highly skilled local knowledge to navigate … Continue reading “Barges!”

John Whittles on the MV Syntan

The Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories memory sharing days on the river and at Hull Maritime Museum have been terrific, with fascinating conversations about days gone by working and living on the River Hull. Here’s a clip from our visit to the MV Syntan restored barge earlier this month, John Whittles in conversation … Continue reading John Whittles on the MV Syntan

“It’s in the blood”

Family Life on the Barges It was especially fascinating to hear about the women's and children's stories of life on the River Hull. Janet's family - the Websters - have been connected to the River Hull for over 250 years.  One of ten children, the oldest four were all brought up on a barge before they … Continue reading “It’s in the blood”

Rugby on Board

The Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories memory sharing days on the river and at Hull Maritime Museum have been amazing, with fascinating conversations about days gone by working and living on the River Hull. We have learned about evocative, moving and entertaining memories from tales of using highly skilled local knowledge to navigate … Continue reading Rugby on Board

Wilmington to Drypool: River Journey #4

Syntan down the Hull 21.07.2017 We were kindly invited on the Syntan as it travelled from Beverley down the River Hull, to Hull Marina for the Folk and Maritime Festival. The journey with Humber Film’s Alex Davies was to collect stills, film footage and bridge and vessel timings for Open Bridges. Usually photographs are taken … Continue reading Wilmington to Drypool: River Journey #4

Stoneferry to Wilmington: River Journey #3

Syntan down the Hull 21.07.2017 We were kindly invited on the Syntan as it travelled from Beverley down the River Hull, to Hull Marina for the Folk and Maritime Festival. The journey with Humber Film’s Alex Davies was to collect stills, film footage and bridge and vessel timings for Open Bridges. Usually photographs are taken … Continue reading Stoneferry to Wilmington: River Journey #3

Sutton Road to Stoneferry: River Journey #2

Syntan down the Hull 21.07.2017 We were kindly invited on the Syntan as it travelled from Beverley down the River Hull, to Hull Marina for the Folk and Maritime Festival. The journey with Humber Film’s Alex Davies was to collect stills, film footage and bridge and vessel timings for Open Bridges. Usually photographs are taken … Continue reading Sutton Road to Stoneferry: River Journey #2

Beverley Beck to Haworth Hall: River Journey #1

Syntan down the Hull 21.07.2017 We were kindly invited on the Syntan as it travelled from Beverley down the River Hull, to Hull Marina for the Folk and Maritime Festival. The journey with Humber Film’s Alex Davies was to collect stills, film footage and bridge and vessel timings for Open Bridges. Usually photographs are taken … Continue reading Beverley Beck to Haworth Hall: River Journey #1

Visit to M.V. Syntan

We had a wonderful morning visiting the M.V. Syntan, the beautiful barge which is going to journey down the River Hull from Beverley Beck for Open Bridges on September 22nd. The former working barge, originally built in 1949 and owned by Richard Hodgson's Tannery has been carefully renovated after being laid up for 20 years. … Continue reading Visit to M.V. Syntan