University Students document Hull’s Fishing Past

Posted on 04/05/2011 by


University students at the York St John students have made a series of films using oral histories documenting the success and decline of Hull’s fishing industry.

The fishing industry formed a major part of the city’s economy and was a massive employer in the region before a succession of Cod Wars with Iceland. But it was also an occupation which led to the deaths of between 5,000 and 8,000 men working out at sea. The films includes a look at St Andrew’s Dock, The Hull Fishermen and The Decline Of The Hull Fishing Industry.

Members of the public will be able to watch the films on the Yorkshire Film Archive website. They can also visit the CREATE 11 exhibit at the university in York which takes place from  20th May to 4th June, where the films will be on a continuous loop.

(Story picked up from This is Hull & East Riding)

Posted in: Project News