Upgrade To Pumping Stations To Reduce Flood Risk Is Complete

Upgrade To Pumping Stations To Reduce Flood Risk Is Complete
November 20, 2021

A £1.2m project to update two pumping stations that reduce flood risk and drain low lying agricultural areas into the River Hull is complete.

Located between Driffield and Beverley, the Hempholme and Wilfholme pumping stations have been refurbished to extend their working life so they can continue to function, draining land and reducing flood risk in the area during periods of heavy rainfall, more efficiently and effectively into the future.

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Tribute To Beverley’s Historic Shipbuilding Past To Be Officially Opened

Tribute To Beverley’s Historic Shipbuilding Past To Be Officially Opened
October 13, 2021

A tribute to Beverley’s shipbuilding past is to be officially opened this week. Located by the River Hull on Grove Hill road the tribute highlights an industry that deserves to be remembered.

Employing hundreds of people the industry located in Beverley built over 1000 ships. The first iron ships were built in Beverley back in 1882 by Henry and Joseph Scarr.

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Historic Vessels Set Sail For Restoration

Historic Vessels Set Sail For Restoration
October 1, 2021

The surviving sidewinder deep-water trawler, the Spurn Lightship, and the Arctic Corsair, which was built in Beverley will move to a local shipyard for restoration.

Dunston’s (Ship Repairs) Limited, specialists in restoring and repairing ships with a long and proud tradition spanning over 100 years, have been appointed to restore both the Arctic Corsair and the Spurn Lightship.

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Work Begins On New Home For Maritime Collections

Work Begins On New Home For Maritime Collections
September 24, 2021

Work has begun to transform Dock Office Chambers into a bespoke storage and conservation facility for Hull Maritime Museum’s reserve collection will start later this month.

The transformation is expected to be complete by May 2022 and is part of the Hull Maritime project. This has been funded by Hull City Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Viola Trawler Calendar Collection On Display At Holmpton Bunker

Viola Trawler Calendar Collection On Display At Holmpton Bunker
June 10, 2021

Two trawlers built more than a hundred years apart are among the ships featured in an exhibition of maritime paintings which has opened at an ex-Cold War bunker in Holderness.

The underground galleries at the former RAF Holmpton are displaying 14 paintings created by Welwick-based artist Larry Malkin, including some from a calendar published in 2020 to raise money for the Viola trawler campaign, plus new works.

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Hull Awarded £1M To Carry Out Exploration Archaeological Work

Hull Awarded £1M To Carry Out Exploration Archaeological Work
May 24, 2021

Further exploration works on an ancient blockhouse in Hull, commissioned by Henry VIII, are set to take place thanks to a successful funding bid.

Hull City Council has been awarded the first phase of £1m of funding from Highways England to deliver a programme of archaeological works to conserve and tell the story of a 16th century fortress – a key part of the city’s maritime history as one of the most important ports on the east coast of England.

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The John Godber Company Brings Live Outdoor Theatre Back To Hull

The John Godber Company Brings Live Outdoor Theatre Back To Hull
April 28, 2021

A radical new reworking of Herman Melville’s epic, classic novel, Moby Dick, will be put on at Hull’s Stage @TheDock by The John Godber Company this June.

The production is supported by Wykeland Group, a leading supporter of the arts and culture in the city, and Arts Council England, and sees the return of live performances to the stunning waterside amphitheatre.

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Pumping Stations That Provide Flood Protection To Be Upgraded

Pumping Stations That Provide Flood Protection To Be Upgraded
January 25, 2020

A £1.2m project to update two pumping stations that reduce flood risk and drain low lying agricultural areas into the River Hull is set to begin soon.

The Hempholme and Wilfholme pumping stations, which operate on the River Hull between Driffield and Beverley, need to be refurbished in order for them to continue reducing the risk of flooding in the area at times of heavy rainfall.

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Graham Stuart MP Keen To Address Local Flooding Issues In 2020

Graham Stuart MP Keen To Address Local Flooding Issues In 2020
January 2, 2020

Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, has spoken of his determination to keep on tackling flood prevention to make sure we never see a repeat of the devastation caused by floods in 2007.

Heavy rain throughout the beginning of November led once again to people’s homes being flooded as the overly saturated ground couldn’t cope with the amount of rainfall.

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Nature Project Funding Boost Welcomed By Cllr Denis Healy

Nature Project Funding Boost Welcomed By Cllr Denis Healy
August 19, 2019

News that Beverley Town Council has been awarded funding to deliver a nature-based project has been welcomed by Cllr Denis Healy.

Beverley Town Council has secured £17,000 in commuted sums. This cash will be used to develop a nature trail. It will feature information boards, trails, bat boxes and also benches.

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Arctic Corsair Set To Move Ahead Of Restoration Project

Arctic Corsair Set To Move Ahead Of Restoration Project
July 31, 2019

Hull’s Arctic Corsair and the country’s last distant water side-winder trawler is set to move from its current berth for the first time in 20 years on Sunday 4 August.

From 7am, LGSA Marine and Dean’s Tugs will undertake the complex operation to move the 693-tonne trawler down the River Hull.

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The Story Of Beverley’s Shipbuilding Powerhouse Hits The Big Screen

The Story Of Beverley's Shipbuilding Powerhouse Hits The Big Screen
July 26, 2019

As preparations get underway for the Arctic Corsair to be re-berthed in Hull, the story of its builder, Cook, Welton & Gemmell of Beverley, is about to receive a big-screen preview showing at the town’s Parkway Cinema in August.

‘Trawling Through Time: The Story Of Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Shipbuilders’ is the culmination of the East Riding Archives project of the same name, sponsored by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories Wins National Lottery Support

Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories Wins National Lottery Support
July 5, 2018

A new initiative which will gather memories and stories of life on and around the River Hull is announced by the organisers of Hull’s Open Bridges project.

‘Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories’ is supported by the National Lottery and will preserve and publicise the heritage of the River Hull, its bridges and the vessels which have used it over the years by gathering and sharing stories from people who currently or previously lived or worked on and around the river.

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Experts Gather In Hull To Address Flooding Issues

Experts Gather In Hull To Address Flooding Issues
June 26, 2018

A workshop to address Hull’s relationship with water will take place with representatives from a number of sectors including business, housing, environment and health and wellbeing.

Earlier this year, Hull was selected alongside Miami, Cape Town, Amman and Mexico City to contribute to the development of a new City Water Resilience Framework (CWRF). 

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Stoneferry Students Face The Facts Of Flooding

Stoneferry Students Face The Facts Of Flooding
October 30, 2017

Pupils at a primary school in Hull are a step closer to understanding what to do in a flood following a visit from the Environment Agency.

Year five students at Stoneferry Primary School took part in an interactive workshop where they engaged in a range of flood-related activities where they were taught which household objects can be the most useful in a flood and saw them using a geographic model to better understand how rivers flow.

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Removal Of Sunken Vessels From The River Hull Completed

Removal Of Sunken Vessels From The River Hull Completed
October 18, 2017

Contractors working on behalf of East Riding of Yorkshire Council have removed 13 sunken vessels from the River Hull, between Tickton and Beverley Beck, during the month of September.

Removing the vessels was an operational requirement of the multi-million-pound River Hull Integrated Catchment Strategy (RHICS), which was adopted by the River Hull Board in July 2015.

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