The Plans Go Digital! (See example plans of historic ships now in our Vessels gallery) Technically speaking, most of the general arrangement plans in our Cook, Welton & Gemmell archive are actually made from tracing cloth rather than paper, but hopefully you get the idea – our volunteers have succeeded in converting original hard copies […]Read More From Paper to Pixels
Putting the Plans into Perspective The incredible progress being made by our volunteers towards meeting the output targets of our project, meant that during December 2018 we could afford to give them a well-earned rest from cataloguing & digitisation, and reward their efforts with a pre-Christmas treat. Thanks to our friends at the ‘Hull: […]Read More All Aboard The Arctic Corsair
On Saturday 24th November 2018, the world of historical reconstruction met ‘Trawling Through Time’ for a full day workshop of bringing the past to (digital) life using 3D modelling. Delivered by Hannah Rice (Archives Assistant) the ‘Archives in 3D’ workshop series teach the art of digital 3D modelling, focusing on visualising present and lost heritage […]Read More Archives in 3D: Maritime
Lots of free family fun was had when the Trawling Through Time project partnered with the East Riding Museums Learning Team for this year’s Big Draw event held on the 21st October at the Treasure House, Beverley. The theme for this year was ‘Play’ and we had lots of exciting learning activities in store! “This […]Read More When Maritime met the Big Draw
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 […]Read More ‘Talking Through Time’
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 […]Read More Calling all creatives!
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 […]Read More Making Plans