Teachers' notes

Curriculum links

KS2 Geography - Coasts; Human Geography - economic activity incluidng trade links, and the distribution of natural resources (food).

KS1-2 History - Local Study - Life in the Past

KS2 English/Literacy - Non-fiction texts - First-person reports 


Aims of resource:

To explore the inspiring history of Hull’s fishing industry, how Hull docks developed and what it was  like to live and work within Hull's fishing community. It also focuses on the impact of the 1968 Triple Trawler Disaster.


Learning objectives:

Knowledge of Hull's fishing industry heritage

Understanding of the development of a local industry

Skills to interpret evidence and understand the contrast between the modern world and life in the past 


Videos of interviews with trawlermen have been created in partnership with Maybury Primary School for this resource. 


Led Session at Hull Maritime Museum

This learning journey supports Heritage Learning’s  led session 'Local Heroes' based at Hull Maritime Museum. Come and investigate life and work at sea in the heart of Hull's fishing heritage. This resource has been developed by Heritage Learning in partnership with Hull History Centre (City Archives and Local Studies Library).

Trawlermen at work