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 […]Read More From Beverley To Bristol
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 […]Read More The Legacy Begins
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
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