Author Archives: David

Down the canal to Hull

The Yorkshire Evening Post of 21 July 1919 published their reporter’s first hand account of his journey between Leeds and Hull by tug with barges in tow. … Read More

Memories of a Water Baby: 1

In 1980, Nellie Gale nee Scott, the daughter of a busy Knottingley waterman, recalled her childhood memories from before the Great War describing school days and accompanying her parents on working trips by keel towed along the Humber to Hull. … Read More

The Billy Boy

Waterways historian Steve Gardham writes about an unusual class of waterways vessel found in Yorkshire, the Billy Boy. This type of craft was able to not only navigate Yorkshire’s rivers, canals and the Humber but significantly also take to the … Read More