“The book is utterly fabulous, a real artefact and a joy to behold. Such images, such production standards – a fitting record of a great project.” Nial Adams, East Riding of Yorkshire Museums Manager

“Brilliant book launch, amazed by all the people who attended, each one involved with the story.  It was good to meet up again with everyone on this amazing journey of the river that entwined all our lives. Massive thanks Rich and Lou for making it happen. Unforgettable.”

“So many happy faces at the book launch. I loved being part of the journey and meeting so many river folk old and new. I would like to say a huge thank you to Rich and Lou for your vision and dedication to making it happen. I will treasure my book always.” Janet Anderson, contributor

“Congratulations on an incredibly well realised project.” Graeme Oxby, senior lecturer in photography, University of Lincoln

“It’s not only a beautiful book to look at, it’s full of surprises. The ship to shore transcript of the vessels manoeuvring as the City split in two, is an unexpected riveting read. This is a marvellous book, everyone should be proud of just what an achievement it is for the people and history of Hull.” Photographer, David Morris

“Pleasure to have played a very small part in this. Available in all good local libraries from next week, features over 200 River Hull-related images included many re-mastered photographs from the HDM archives.” Angus Young senior journalist Hull Daily Mail

“A brilliant achievement and a fantastic book. Interesting to read and beautiful to look at.” Phillip Codd, film maker

“I would like to thank you on behalf of the Society and myself. It is clearly a labour of love and the quality is outstanding. A real credit to Rich and yourself and a publication I will be discussing with people I meet. You have done a really fantastic job.”  Mike Hussey, United Towage and Salvage Society

“Thank you Lou and Rich, I will treasure this book forever. Alison Bateman, contributor

“A fantastic achievement and a wonderful record of a significant part of our city’s history. Thank you again for the commitment and enthusiasm you’ve given over the past few years culminating in this beautiful artefact.”  Photographer Richard Young

“The book is amazing, really well written, lots of great memories from on & around the river.. Very well done to all concerned for the hard work that has clearly gone into everything from Open Bridges to this wonderful end result. A fantastic achievement which will never be forgotten.” Varenka Allam 

“Beautiful book, you’ve done Hull proud.” David Todd

“At every inch of the way I have loved what you have done with the Open Bridges projects from your first discussions through to where you are now. I don’t really have the words say how much it all means to both yourselves and others. Brilliant is too understated. It is truly wonderful what you have done. I expected a quality book but this surpasses my expectations. I almost feel I should be wearing cotton gloves when reading it! The range of information, photos, storytelling is sublime.”  Dave Tuck, contributor

“Well done to all who got behind this wonderful project, congratulations Rich and Lou for celebrating our city, your passion, dedication and enthusiasm for telling the story of our great river will leave people drunk with joy.” George Norris

“The book itself is very absorbing book – to just sit and turn the pages is a delight. There’s a timeless quality there.” Artist, Gary Saunt,