‘Talking Through Time’

The Project’s Walking Oral History Interview Back in August, myself and ex-shipyard workers Ken Barley and Keith Pearson, along with several of our volunteers, gathered on the riverside at Grovehill, Beverley to take part in the ‘Trawling Through Time’ project‘s ‘s walking oral history interview. Our location was the former site of the town’s main shipyard, occupied by Cook, Welton […]

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Calling all creatives!

Contribute to our digital fleet and try your hand at decorating your own ship. As part of this year’s Big Draw event, the Trawling Through Time project is seeking to create an online fleet of ships based on the Cook, Welton and Gemmell Shipbuilder’s plans. Digitally paint your ship or print it out and decorate by […]

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Making Plans

An up-close perspective of the original materials… Hello from the Treasure House Conservation Workshop!  Before I describe the digitisation process we’re undertaking I thought it would be worth looking back to the pre-digital age and taking a brief look at the history of technical drawing reproduction and the physical nature of the plans. Though they […]

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At Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

The project takes to the road… The ‘Trawling Through Time’ project hit the road on Saturday 25th August when Robb Robinson (University of Hull) brought his fascinating lecture about the story of Cook, Welton & Gemmell shipbuilders to Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre (GFHC).  It was also the day when our digital display unit was unveiled […]

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‘Archivers’ Assemble

The teams start work… We are about a month and a half into our challenge of cataloguing and digitising technical shipbuilding plans from the Cook, Welton & Gemmell archive, and the response of our volunteers has been nothing short of outstanding. We currently have a group of 21 individuals, with more places available for anyone […]

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Discover Beverley’s shipbuilding past

An East Riding Archives project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, our project focuses on making digital images and cataloguing historic trawler plans from the archive of former  Beverley shipbuilders Cook, Welton & Gemmell. The project will enable people to discover (or re-discover) Beverley’s maritime heritage, […]

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