Hidden Histories of the Humber Bridge

Hidden Histories

We’re delighted to announce that The Culture House has secured a contract to deliver a significant social history project, The Hidden Histories of the Humber Bridge.

The Humber Bridge Board has commissioned us (Charlotte Bowen and Lis Poulsom) to project manage this important piece of work funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, that will focus on and share the impact of building this iconic, Grade 1 listed structure and its place within communities across the Humber region.

The project will see is recruiting volunteers to talk to residents, architects, engineers, labourers and management to capture experiences and feelings about the bridge.

As a result of the research there will be a travelling exhibition featuring image and audio, reaching into the four local authority areas of Hull, East Riding, North Lincs and North East Lincs and an on-line archive that can be added to will also be launched.

David Renwick, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Yorkshire and the Humber said:

“Thanks to National Lottery players, this exciting project will allow local people to gatheer and explore the history of this iconic landmark, and the impact it has had on surrounding communities”.

Lis Poulsom and Charlotte Bowen