The Legacy Begins

 Exhibition and Stage From the outset, one of the central goals of the ‘Trawling Through Time’ project was to create a legacy that educates mainstream audiences about the story of Cook, Welton & Gemmell, so that its heritage is allowed to continue and thrive beyond the lifespan of our own project. It’s always difficult to […]

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From Paper to Pixels

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 […]

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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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