The visit of the Festival ship Campania is the main feature of Hull’s Festival celebrations, and the Lord Mayor (Alderman R. E. Smith) has asked business houses and other places to fly as many flags as possible during the 10 days of the ship’s stay.
Early yesterday morning she was edged gently into King George Dock by her attendant tugs. Because her flight deck overhangs the quayside, a crane has had to be romved. Warehouses alongside which she is moored, have been transformed into cafeterias and waiting-rooms.
Today, the Lord Mayor is to perform the opening ceremony with representatives from Leeds, Doncaster, Goole, Bridlington, Beverley, Redcar, Driffield and other centres attending. Lincolnshire will also be included, with representatives from Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
The Campania will be open to the public from tomorrow until June 30. Before the general public is admitted each day at 11 a.m., parties of school-children from the East and West Ridings are to be conducted round the exhibition. The ship will not be open to the public next Sunday.