Hullywood – Why The Film Industry Has Taken A Shine To Hull

Hullywood - Why The Film Industry Has Taken A Shine To Hull
October 23, 2021

The cobbled streets and historic buildings of Hull’s Old Town were recently the backdrops for Enola Holmes 2 – the next instalment of the hit Netflix franchise.

Enola Holmes 2 was the latest in a string of productions to have been shot in Hull following the likes of The Personal History of David Copperfield and ITV’s Victoria.

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Appointment Of New Project Director To Lead Major Heritage Project

Appointment Of New Project Director To Lead Major Heritage Project
October 16, 2021

Hull City Council has appointed Gillian Osgerby as the Project Director to deliver a major transformation and regeneration project in the city.

Gillian will be responsible for delivering the £30.3m Hull Maritime project, funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Hull City Council. It involves the transformation of five key maritime treasures — Arctic Corsair, North End Shipyard, Spurn Lightship, Dock Office Chambers and the Hull Maritime Museum.

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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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£1M Funding Secured For Hull’s Major Regeneration Project

£1M Funding Secured For Hull’s Major Regeneration Project
July 28, 2021

The £30.2m project to transform some of Hull’s maritime treasures has been given a huge boost after passing the £1m fundraising milestone.

The Hull Maritime project and the Hull Maritime Foundation, an independent charity, dedicated to supporting the ambitious plans, have secured £1m in its fundraising efforts to achieve a £2.6m target.

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Lucy Beaumont Backs Hull’s Ambitious Young Entrepreneurs

Lucy Beaumont Backs Hull's Ambitious Young Entrepreneurs
July 7, 2021

A famously funny Hull-born star is the latest to back a trailblazing initiative that supports enterprising young people in Hull.

The John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank, which works in partnership with Hull City Council, offer grants of up to £1,000 for the region’s young people to finance business ideas. It has gained support from educationalists, politicians and business leaders from across the world.   

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Hull Ice Skating Community Reassured Over £1.45 Hull Arena Refurb

Hull Ice Skating Community Reassured Over £1.45 Hull Arena Refurb
June 21, 2021

Hull City Council has met with representatives of the city’s ice skating community to reassure them a £1.45 revamp of the Hull Arena is on schedule.

The council is working closely with ice hockey clubs, figure skating groups, and other customers, as well as with the English Ice Hockey Association, to try to minimise the effects on fixtures and other commitments at the arena.

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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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Smart Tech Used To Improve Safety As Part Of Stoneferry Corridor Project

Smart Tech Used To Improve Safety As Part Of Stoneferry Corridor Project
May 14, 2021

As part of the multi-million-pound Stoneferry Corridor project, smart technology will be installed at the road entries in Maxwell Street, Woodhall Street and Morley Street to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

The first of its kind in the city, intelligent road studs will be installed to detect cyclists on the footway and illuminate to warn vehicles a cyclist is crossing the junction.

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