Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Kingston Upon Hull, the river area.

Although Hull is situated on the Humber Estuary it gets its name from being straddled either side of the River Hull which flows south into the Estuary.  Hence it's full name "Kingston Upon Hull".

Hull and Grimsby were major fishing ports in the heydays of the deep sea fishing era, being on opposite banks of the Humber Estuary.  Both ports have a thriving commercial docks now and Hull operates ferry services to the European continent on the other side of the North Sea.

These images are from the old River Hull area.

The Drypool bridges carries traffic over the River Hull.  It's a Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge,
a type of Bascule bridge.

This plaque on the bridge depicts Hulls maritime history.

Low tide and looking a little worn.

This contempory wrought iron wall has inserts in the upper circles depicting various trades.





The Arctic Corsair was one of the largest "sidewinder" trawlers in the world in it's day.
It's now permanently berthed on the River Hull at the Fishing Museum.

The "Corsair" reflected in a modern building.