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

A River Full of Stories Book News

A River Full of Stories - the book! We are delighted that our book has had over 300 loans in Hull and East Riding libraries already, and it is available to order from UK libraries by inter library loan.  There are also copies at The British Library, The Bodleian Library Oxford University, The Cambridge University … Continue reading A River Full of Stories Book News

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

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

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

A River Full of Stories is getting a great response from the libraries. The book has been a labour of love to produce so we are delighted to find out how popular it is. There is still a chance to see the exhibition and films at Hull Maritime Museum this year, and we have news … Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

A River Full of Stories Film Trailer

Just released! 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. … Continue reading A River Full of Stories Film Trailer

River Hull 1993

Thanks to Ian Halstead for contributing his superb photograph to A River Full of Stories: 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 … Continue reading River Hull 1993

A River Full of Stories at all UK Libraries

A River Full of Stories - the book! We are delighted that we have now delivered copies to all Hull and East Riding libraries and it is available to order from all UK libraries by inter library loan.    “The book is utterly fabulous, a real artefact and a joy to behold. Such images, such production … Continue reading A River Full of Stories at all UK Libraries

A River Full of Stories, book launch

It was a special day on Saturday when the culmination of Open Bridges 'A River Full of Stories' book was launched at Hull Maritime Museum. It was marvellous that there were so many people there who have contributed stories and photographs to the book. It was a whirlwind for us and went by in a … Continue reading A River Full of Stories, book launch

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

Hot on the Press!

All year we've been working with Martin Lewsley of Hull graphic design agency Atomluft on the River Full of Stories book. Martin's done an incredible job, piecing everything together meticulously and making the whole thing look fabulous. The final designs were delivered to Wyke Printers on Sutton Fields at the beginning of this week where Dave, … Continue reading Hot on the Press!

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

The Arctic Corsair leaves the Old Harbour

On Sunday 4th August at about 10.00 a.m. the H320 Arctic Corsair left it's berth of 20 years in the Old Harbour moving to a temporary berth at Alexandra Dock to be refurbished before re-locating to a dry dock berth at the former lock pit entrance to Queen's Dock, back in the Old Harbour. John … Continue reading The Arctic Corsair leaves the Old Harbour