Humber Highway, 1956

Humber Highway

This documentary film by Betty and Cyril Ramsden chronicles the places, activities, and life around the Humber estuary of the mid-1950s, including Spurn Point, Paull, and the docks at Hull.

There are some lengthy titles that explain some of the important facts about the areas in which they filmed.

My thanks to Chris Brady for spotting this one.


Spider T open weekend with exhibitions and talks 24-25 November

The Spider T folks are having an open weekend and art exhibition on board the Humber sloop over the weekend of the 24th and 25th November at Keadby Lock on the Humber Estuary. Click on the image above for details.

Attractions aboard the wonderful old boat include paintings by marine artist Leslie Everatt, and exhibitions and talks about Spider T’s recent adventures, including her trip to Arbroath, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant.


Phyllis at the Humber Jubilee celebrations

The Humber Estuary is to have its own Royal diamond jubilee flotilla on the 4th June 2012 – and the 1907-built Humber sloop Phyllis is to be its flagship.

(There’s another similar event taking place in London with Queen Elizabeth herself in attendance going on the same day – for posts on that and the boats attending click here.)

On the Humber, Phyllis will proudly fly the standard of the Lord Mayor of Hull and Admiral of the Humber, together with those of the represented districts.

The parade will take place at approximately 18:00hrs on the 4th June, as part of a national lighting of beacons event. Some 60 or more vessels will be involved, including merchantmen, pleasure boats and heritage craft.

I do hope the weather’s kind that weekend. The last diamond jubilee flotilla to take place on the Humber was in 1897, and was in celebration of 60 years of Queen Victoria’s reign.