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.
East Riding Archives has created a new, free app that turns smartphones or tablets into virtual ‘time machines’.
‘What Was Here?’ uses historical photos from the archives, plotted onto a Google Maps base map, to show users literally ‘what was here’ at their location and elsewhere across the East Yorkshire region.
It’s now 100 years since the formation of the RAF and since that time this branch of the armed forces has become a linchpin in the defence of the realm, to such a degree that it’s impossible to imagine a world without its protection.
During both World Wars and the Cold War, the East Riding region figured prominently in RAF operations and hosted a number of airfields.
East Riding Archives has received £30,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, ‘Trawling Through Time: The Story of Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Shipbuilders’, in Beverley, East Yorkshire.
Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on making digital images and cataloguing historic trawler plans from the archive of the former local Beverley shipbuilders.
East Riding Archives now offers a selection of historic East Yorkshire images through the online gift-ordering website, Zazzle.
With products ranging from homeware to tech accessories, there’s a vintage gift for everyone this Christmas. People can browse the collections for high quality bespoke local history themed items such as cushions, tea towels, jigsaws, hip flasks, even smartphone cases and laptop covers.
The idea of health and safety and first aid is something that we take completely for granted nowadays. It is part and parcel of our everyday lives; there to protect us from harm or give us instant, on-the-spot treatment should the worst happen.
This year marks the 140th anniversary of the foundation of the St John Ambulance Association, way back in 1877.
Some truly magnificent historic collections of items from bygone times are built up by antiquarians, but unfortunately they are all too easily lost, destroyed or split up and sold if the collector loses interest or dies.
Staff at the East Riding Archives at the Treasure House in Beverley come across this problem all the time, and it’s such a shame that precious parts of local history never have the chance of being preserved for the community.
Stunning pictures of birds produced by Benjamin Fawcett, a renowned 19th century bookseller, stationer and printer who was based in Driffield, are highlighted in rare books available to view at the Treasure House in Beverley.
Benjamin Fawcett performed the engravings and printing work for the much-celebrated Victorian book ‘A History of British Birds’ in 1851.