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

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Open Bridges: from the MV Syntan 21.07.2017

We travelled on the Syntan down the Hull at four knots from Grovehill Wharf in Beverley to Hull Marina on a blustery summers day. We were timing distances between bridges for the Open Bridges event in the September. We documented the journey in five stages. You can click on the links below to see each … Continue reading Open Bridges: from the MV Syntan 21.07.2017

The River in 2018

Thanks to everyone who's been in touch and visited the website as The River Full Of Stories project has developed through 2018. In the last few weeks we've published a lot of archive material about the river - and there's more to come in 2019 - but we thought we'd take this opportunity to share … Continue reading The River in 2018

Barge trip down the Hull

"It's like riding a bike, you never forget" Friday 19th October, a glorious autumn day, perfect for a trip down the River Hull on the MV Syntan with a terrific group of people who have shared enchanting memories of life working and living on the River Hull  for Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories. … Continue reading Barge trip down the Hull

Open Bridges First Anniversary

Stop Press: Open Bridges made history when for the first, and only time, all 13 of the bridges over the River Hull raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city of Hull in two at 20:17 hours on the autumn equinox, 22nd September 2017. Open Bridges Hull: “A truly memorable evening when we all worked together … Continue reading Open Bridges First Anniversary

Reminiscing on the Syntan

‘Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories’, gathering stories to preserve the heritage of the River Hull, its bridges and the people and vessels which have used it over the years. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, we will produce a film, exhibition, website and a book which will be given to each library … Continue reading Reminiscing on the Syntan

Open Bridges Film at Hull Folk Festival

You can see the award winning Open Bridges film on board the Motor Barge Syntan during Hull Folk and Maritime Festival, on 28th and 29th July 2018. The historic and beautifully restored Syntan will be moored in Hull Marina for the festival. There is folk music galore all weekend at the festival, head along to … Continue reading Open Bridges Film at Hull Folk Festival

Mustering On The Hull

Open Bridges: On Friday 22nd September three beautiful vessels will muster on the Hull. This is the first time vessels representing 3 centuries will be seen on the Hull together: the Schooner – 18th century, Humber Keel – 19th century and Motor Barge – 20th century. They will be met on the Humber by 21st … Continue reading Mustering On The Hull

Drypool to Hull Marina: River Journey #5

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 Drypool to Hull Marina: River Journey #5

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