Fishermens' Mission exhibition, Hull Maritime Museum

Fishermens’ Mission Exhibition in Hull Museum of Transport. This is one of those small exhibitions that leaves you with a lot to think about. Organised by Ruth Creasey of the Hull Fishermens’ Mission, it includes aspects of the Mission’s history as well as recently filmed interviews with retired fishermen & their wives. It features a shoal of over 900 knitted fish, each bearing the name of a lost Hull trawler. There’s also a Humber Star Gansey & pattern samples, as well as input from local school children who tried their hands at net-braiding. Perhaps the most telling is the transcripts of the last radio transmissions by 2 trawlers who set out to render asssistance to a 3rd vessel in appalling weather conditions, who both became iced up & capsized.



The Hessle Roaders; Hull's Fishing Community, an exhibition by Alec Gill

The Hessle Roaders; Hull’s Fishing Community, an exhibition by Alec Gill.


Stop Press: by a narrow whisker, Propagansey will not be appearing on a special Apres-Winter Country File programme next month BBC Country File; but do ring it in your Radio Times because they will be talking to Margaret Taylor from Filey. She has been knitting Guernseys for 50 years & has appeared on Michael Portillo’s Railway Journeys. I’ll certainly be looking forwards to seeing a real expert on Country File & her Guernseys will be on display at Propagansey 2017, 9-17th September – watch this space for more details.