• Summary
  • Venue
  • Credits


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.


Worship Street
01482 317500


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Venue Access

  • Accessible Information Points
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Baby Changing
  • Blue-Badge Parking
  • Hearing Loop
  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair Access

Opening times

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9.30am – 5.30pm
Wednesday 9.30am – 5.30pm
Thursday 9.30am – 5.30pm
Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday Varies
Sunday Closed

Creative Credits

Dr Alec Gill MBE _ Photographer and Author
Hull History Centre – Host
Paul Berriff OBE – Producer & Curator
Smith & Nephew – Sponsors of Production
University of Hull – Display facilities
Spencer Engineering Group – Structural advice