The stories of the Humber Bridge, from construction through to the Queen’s official opening in 1981, are being captured in a new project in 2018, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Hidden Histories of the Humber Bridge aims to focus on and share the impact of building the iconic, Grade 1 listed structure and its place within communities across the Humber region. The ultimate goal is to create an online archive, which will be fully accessible.
The project, which has been awarded £65,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), involves recruiting volunteers to talk to residents, architects, engineers, labourers and management to capture experiences and feelings about the bridge. There will also be events, workshops, a travelling exhibition and, ultimately, a heritage festival in the summer of 2019.
Volunteers have already come forward and the Humber Bridge team is grateful to the many people who have been in touch with their memories and memorabilia.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01482 647162 to register.