Beverley Barge Preservation Society.

Tue 23rd March 2021

Unfortunately last year due to Covid19 the Society were unable to provide the programme of charters, public trips and events such as “The World Barge Pulling Championship” which provide the main income required to allow the Society to continue.

However, it is hoped that they will be able to start a shortened programme of charters and public trips starting in July and will be opening for the Heritage Weekend on 10th to 12th September. All events will of course have to comply with Government Guidelines.

Beverley Barge Preservation Society has restored three vessels which are now moored at Cranehill Wharf, Scaife Mews, Beckside, Beverley HU17 0GG.

The largest is the ‘Sheffield’ size barge MV Syntan, built by the Hepworth shipyard at Paull in 1949 for Richard Hodgson’s Tannery and transported hides and tanning materials from Hull docks to the wharf on Beverley Beck. The hold is now a museum with exhibits to Syntan’s working past along with the history of Beverley Beck. The vessel can be hired for use as a function venue on it’s Beverley Beck mooring or excursion’s down the River Hull and into the Humber.

MV Sun, seen moored behind MV Syntan in the photograph was an Inland Waterways maintenance vessel built in 1960 by Camplings of Goole and is now used for charters and day trips on the River Hull. MV Sun is fitted out with railway carriage style tables and seats along with a gas hob, sink, fridge (to keep wine and beer cool for clients) and of course a toilet. A lift has been fitted to allow us to carry passengers who use a wheelchair along with residents of care homes and other organisations who have members who are less mobile.

The smallest of the society’s vessels is MV Mermaid, an ex-Trinity House tender built in Korea in 1986 and now used for short trips on Beverley Beck.

To request a programme of excursions along with details of events please contact Ian Spink at  or send a letter to the address below.

MV Syntan,
Cranehill Wharf,
Scaife Mews,
Beverley HU17 0GG

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