Thursday 30 May 2024

“The sea is their grave but this Memorial sculpture is, in many ways, a headstone for the lost trawlermen”

I have always been impressed by the architecture in the centre of the maritime city of Hull, especially the old buildings with their carvings and statues.


  
On a wet and windy day, unable to visit the Ferens Art Gallery or the Princes Quay shopping mall with our dog, we took a short walk by the Humber Estuary and revisited St Andrews memorial for lost trawlermen.

The Humber Bridge is clearly seen from here (photo courtesy of Pixabay)



Installed around a paved circle, information can be found  about the history of the fishing industry of Hull and its workers


Beautiful swathes of wild flowers have been sown around the site



Some interesting information about the work of a Bobber and three trawler tragedies can be found here:

The Life of a Bobber – St. Andrews Dock Heritage Park Action Group (hullfishingheritage.org.uk)

Triple trawler tragedy: The Hull fishermen who never came home - BBC News

2 comments:

  1. The Sea gives, but the Sea also takes. It is difficult to imagine the hardships those men (and their families) went through.
    The site looks well maintained, and strips of wildflowers are always a good idea - helpful for pollinating (and other) insects and pleasing to the eye.

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  2. An occupational hazard of the job, unfortunately. Their families will have suffered real hardship as families would have been left with no income.
    The vibrant colours of the wild flowers cheered us up on a grey day.

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“The sea is their grave but this Memorial sculpture is, in many ways, a headstone for the lost trawlermen”

I have always been impressed by the architecture in the centre of the maritime city of Hull, especially the old buildings with their carving...