‘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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