8th August 2019
An exhibition in Hull will explore the role the city has played in supporting its seafaring community.
For those in Peril on the Sea will look at how, from the 18th century to the present day, efforts have been made to help seafarers and to improve their physical and moral welfare.
The free exhibition will run from Tuesday 8 October to Saturday 16 November at the Hull History Centre.
The exhibition will draw upon the city’s archival collections and will feature an image gallery of digitised material to help tell the story.
Children will be able to find out what it was like to be a seafarer during the 19th century at a free event called All at Sea on Tuesday 29 October from 10am to 4pm.
Hull continues to celebrate and honour its maritime heritage. The £27.4m Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project aims to restore several of Hull’s key maritime treasures and promote the city as a world-class visitor destination.
As part of the project, Hull’s iconic Arctic Corsair was recently moved for the first time in over 20 years from its spot on the River Hull and relocated to a temporary berth at Alexandra Dock.
Councillor Marjorie Brabazon, chair of Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “Hull has a rich maritime heritage and a long, occasionally difficulty, relationship with the sea.
“As a city we have fought to improve the plight of the seafaring community. This exhibition will honour the improvements and progress that has been made, as well as celebrate the invaluable work of campaigners.”
Find more information about the exhibition here.