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Category: Ships in the Sky

Here you can find a selection of full length oral history recordings from the Ships in the Sky project. This project was a collaboration between Untold Hull and artist Esther Johnson which sought to record memories surrounding the old BHS/Co-Op building, it’s iconic mural and the various nightclubs associated with it. More recordings will be added here on a regular basis.

Janet Gill

The fifteenth #MuralMemories recording with #UntoldHull and @shipsinthesky63 comes from Janet Gill who was a regular at the Skyline Ballroom in the late 1960s, and later frequented Bailey’s and then Romeo’s… Read more Janet Gill

Danny Foster

The eleventh #MuralMemories recording with #UntoldHull and @shipsinthesky63 comes from Danny Foster. Danny described himself as a Mod and told us how he, and his photographer mentor Alan, used to blag… Read more Danny Foster

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.… Read more E. P. Andrew

Mick Jones

Mick tells us about his days working at Bailey’s nightclub and some memorable evenings from his time there

David Harvey

David shares some memories of the music scene in Hull scene in the 1960s of which he was a key part including several visits to the Skyline Ballroom

Bryan Elletson

Bryan recalls working on the Coop building as a plumber in the early 1960s where he believes he may have met muralist Alan Boyson working on ‘Fish’.