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11th July 2019

Sea Cadets from TS Iron Duke will bring their seafaring skills to Hull Museums on Thursday 25 July.

The cadets have spent all year learning traditional and modern techniques used at sea. Now, they will share their knowledge by volunteering at an event at the city’s Streetlife Museum between 11am – 3pm.

Demonstrations of skills will take place during the day and visitors can get hands on with family friendly activities, including sail making, knots and other rope-work, decorative rope work and mooring techniques.

Sea Cadets learn the ropes at a public event at Streetlife Museum

The event is delivered as part of the ambitious Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project which will see a number of partnerships developing between community groups and Hull Museums.

Tom Goulder, Volunteer Manager for the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project, said: “It’s great that young people in Hull are sharing skills that have been used by generations of seafarers and that they are still relevant today. The Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project will celebrate the heritage of groups like the Sea Cadets and provide opportunities for communities to develop and promote skills.”

CPO (SCC) Sally Green, Officer-in-Charge, Hull Sea Cadets, said: “Seamanship is a big part of Sea Cadet training. We use seamanship in most things, especially when boating - there is a very practical use for Sea Cadets to do basic and complex knots. Most people will use seamanship skills in everyday life – and our cadets are taught these skills which they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.

“We’re looking forward to sharing skills with and inspiring visitors to Hull Museums as part of the exciting Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project.”