Volunteer, Julie Corbett talks about the future of Hull Maritime Museum and North End Shipyard.
I have always like walking along the river Hull through the Old Town. One of my first jobs was for Humberside County analysts and we worked in the building on the corner of High Street opposite the then derelict Pease Warehouse.
I recall my mixture of horror and fascination watching workmen skip along the old wood joists as the building underwent restoration and conversion to residential use. Did anyone wear a hard hat or use harnesses back in 1981?
Today the maritime museum is undergoing its extensive refurbishment with full regard to the safety of workers and the public. So exciting for when it will be unwrapped. You can read more about the progress here.
The recent news that The Ashcourt Group has been appointed contractor for the North End Shipyard prompted me to take another walk done High Street to see the site. Read and see more about the future development of the new visitor centre here. This is the place where the Arctic Corsair will be dry berthed.
You can also see on this part of High Street that this lock was the original entrance to Queen’s Dock. There are some features incorporated into road and path indicating this.
Queen’s Dock was formerly known as The Dock and then The Old Dock, first opened in 1778 and was then the largest inland dock in the country. It was Hull’s first town dock and became the old dock after the Humber Dock was opened to shipping in 1809.
The High Street has a fascinating history, and you could take a tour with like I did. You can read more about that here.
Book a place on it (it is free) and hear more about the Maritime City Project and Hull’s maritime history. Book here.