The events are part of the Hidden Histories of the Humber Bridge Project organised by Grimsby arts-based social enterprise, the Culture House.
The first event will take place this Saturday at the Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby, between 10am and 3pm, with an special event taking place in Beverley during July.
The Culture House team is seeking personal accounts from construction workers and engineers who worked on the bridge, as well as people who live by it, those who grew up around the structure and those who regularly use it.
The events are aimed at capturing the human impact of the Humber Bridge, and the stories uncovered will form part of an exhibition that will tour Hull, the East Riding, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire in 2019.
Anyone attending is also encouraged to bring any artefacts or cine film they may have with them.
Specifically, the Culture House team will be asking attendees to answer the following two questions:
What does the Humber Bridge mean to you? And, what impact has the bridge had on you?
The events take place on
• Saturday 16 June Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby 10am – 3pm
• Saturday 23 June Wilderspin School Museum, Barton 11am – 4pm
• Saturday 30 June Ropewalk, Barton Coffee Shop 1pm – 4pm
• Sunday 1 July Humber Bridge Farmers Market
• Saturday 7 July Hull Central Library 11am – 3pm
• Tuesday 10 July Treasure House Beverley 1.30pm – 7.30pm
• Wednesday 18 July Scunthorpe Central Library 3pm – 7pm
• Saturday 21 July Hull History Centre 10am – 3pm
Charlotte Bowen, of The Culture House, said:
“These events are aimed at finding the stories behind the bridge from construction workers, engineers and nearby residents, and about beginning to understand the impact the Humber Bridge has had on people in the region.
“We really want to hear what the bridge means to local people and collect stories from through the ages, from construction right up to present day.
“These personal accounts will form part of a digital archive that is part of the Hidden Histories project and that people will be able to add to.”
The Hidden Histories of the Humber Bridge project has been received £65,700 grant-aid funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).