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.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is appealing for information to help find the owners of 10 sunken vessels in the River Hull located between Tickton and Beverley Beck, as it finalises plans to remove them in September.
The vessels have been identified as causing an obstruction in the river and it was decided to remove them as part of the River Hull Integrated Catchment Strategy (RHICS), adopted by the River Hull Board in July 2015 and supported by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, designed to improve the flow of the river and reduce the risk of flooding for local communities.
Tickton Bridge, on the A1035 road to Beverley, is to be closed to extra wide vehicles only, for 12 weeks to allow for important repairs to be carried out.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council contractors will begin work on Monday 13 March on a scheme to replace the metal safety railings, known as parapets, on either edge of the bridge, over the River Hull and Barmston Drain.
Hull City Council has secured £3.5m of European Regional Development Funding for the River Hull plus scheme.
The project is part of a wider £37million Environment Agency investment in the city to repair flood defences along the river in the city, protecting over 60,000 properties, and helping to secure the long-term future of the Arctic Corsair.