Changing Horizons was an opportunity to capture, interpret and share people’s memories of coastal change and the fishing industry in the East Riding. The collection of memories and archival materials resulted in the production of a creative, original film which takes a poignant look at the heritage of coastal change and the fishing industry along the Holderness coast, from Hornsea to Spurn Point. The 30-minute film is accompanied by a 3-minute trailer version and a 16-page booklet containing original artwork, historical photographs and additional information. Changing Horizons also involved 14 oral history interviews with local people.
The project aimed to ensure that valuable memories and materials from coastal communities were not lost due to relocation or the passage of time. Similarly, it enabled us to raise the profile of the local fishing industry and its heritage, improve perceptions of the area and help to define a locally distinctive sense of place.