E. P. Andrew


Architect E.P. Andrew was commissioned to design Hull’s new Cooperative building in the late 1950s. The building posed a number of engineering challenges including the installation of a ‘handkerchief’ roof. The awkward, semi pointed front of the building required a different kind of solution. E.P. Andrew called upon the skill and creativity of his boyhood friend, muralist Alan Boyson, to provide an iconic focal point, the Three Ships mural.

Here E.P Andrew talks about the inspiration behind the mural and the process of its installation. He then goes on to talk about the design and construction of the handkerchief dome. Finally he remembers Alan Boyson himself.

This recording, by Esther Johnson, is part of a longer interview that will be available during the Ships in the Sky Exhibition in 2021.

Media No:SitS26
Interviewee Forename:E.P.
Interviewee Surname:Andrew
Year of Birth
Interviewer:Esther Johnson
Location:At the interviewee’s home
Date of Interview:2018
Duration (HH:MM:SS):00:05:51


The transcription for this recording will be available soon.