On The Stocks

This trail was produced as part of ‘Trawling Through Time’, a National Lottery Heritage Fund project from East Riding Archives. Interviews by Dr Alex Ombler.  Audio and Images selected and compiled by Olivia Northrop, Trainee (Bridging The Digital Gap).

It begins on Riverview Road, near the junction with Grovehill Road.

(You will need to access the site by car.  Limited parking is available on the roadside, but take care to park safely and not obstruct the various business premises.  The café car park is for customers only.  Some more parking is available in a lay-by (turn left after crossing Weel Bridge).

Use ‘View on map’ from the trail’s homepage to reach point ‘1’ and the start of the trail.

LISTEN: Jim Tanton, former draughtsman explains what kind of ships were built here.

This image shows a vessel in production circa 1950.  Cook, Welton and Gemmell produced trawlers for the large fishing ports of Hull, Grimsby, Aberdeen, Fleetwood, and beyond.  At one time it was a linchpin of the UK fishing industry, but it produced many other vessel types as well.