• Summary
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Dr. Alec Gill’s hugely popular ‘Hessle Roaders’ photography exhibition is literally “on ‘road” as it makes its way to The Fishermen’s Church, in the heart of the community to which Alec devoted his photography career!

St. John the Baptist Church, St. Georges Road, will provide a unique and poignant setting to showcase 50+ of Alec Gill’s original photographs from the full collection exhibited recently at Hull History Centre. In addition, the full collection of 100 photographs will be presented via a projection within the church.

Hessle Roaders lived both a magic and tragic life, their community spirit linked with the perilous work of trawling Arctic waters. In 1971,with his Rolleicord camera around his neck, Alec Gill began to photograph the community.

His pictures captured children playing on the streets, neighbours gossiping in the terraces and life at sea on board a trawler.

Taken over a period of thirty years, the exhibition features a selection from over 6,600 striking images, documenting a close-knit community during a time of dramatic social change.

The exhibition will be open Thursday – Sunday, 12-4pm following on from the official opening night on August 19th.

Find out more about the exhibition on The Hessle Roaders Facebook page.


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Opening times

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Creative Credits

Dr Alec Gill MBE – Photographer and Author
St John the Baptist – Host
Paul Berriff OBE – Producer & Curator
Hessle Road Network – Opening Night Sponsors
Councillors Nadine Fudge and Daren Hale – Promotional Sponsors
Tony Cotson, Adam Cotson, James Green & Matt Fratson – Curation and Management Team