Hull History Centre has secured £37,000 from the National Archives National Cataloguing Grants Programme to employ an archivist for 15 months to catalogue the extensive records of the Humber Ports of the British Transport Docks Board, later known as Associated British Ports.
As well as the growth of the ports, once catalogued this collection will offer an invaluable study of the development and influence of the railways and the role they played in urban development during the nineteenth century.
The extensive drawings of the docks and dock installations allow an almost full impression to be gained of the development of the port from 1778 to 1914, supplementing the surviving industrial archaeology.
|St Andrews Dock (Ref C TSP/3/623-8)|
• The Hull Dock Company
• The Humber Conservancy Commissioners and Board
• The ports of Goole, Grimsby and Immingham
• The Aire and Calder Navigation
• The Dock and Harbour Authorities Association
• Hull and Barnsley Railway
• Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
• North Eastern Railway/London & North Eastern Railway/Waterways and Ports
Critical to the understanding of the growth and development of the Port and City of Hull, this project will allow us to catalogue the wealth of resources held within the collection and encourage use of it for personal study or academic research.
We hope to start the project by spring 2017 and will post regular updates on our progress.
Access and Collections Manager, Hull City Archives