From Beverley To Bristol

At Brunel’s SS.Great Britain The ‘Trawling Through Time’ project is all about the story of Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley shipbuilders, and bringing that story to as wide an audience as possible.  That is why we were delighted to be hosted by Nick Booth and his team at the SS.Great Britain in Bristol on Thursday […]

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All Aboard The Arctic Corsair

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: […]

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‘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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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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