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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, virtually met local farmers and representatives from the Environment Agency (EA), East Riding Council and the National Farmers Union to discuss recent flooding.
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.
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.
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.
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.