A dedication of three plaques in memory of Hull trawlermen took place on Sunday, 27 November, reports Mike Waudby.

Hull trawlermen remembered

The Lord Mayor of Hull, Sean Chaytor, lays a wreath at the memorial.

Ninety trawlermen from Hull are commemorated on the plaques, which have been installed on the Bullnose area of the former St Andrew’s Dock, which closed to the last fishing vessel over 40 years ago.

A wreath was laid by the Lord Mayor of Hull, Sean Chaytor, along with organiser Jill Long, who lost her husband off the St Finbarr on Christmas day, 1966.

Superintendent Tracey Stephens, from the Hull branch of the Fishermen’s Mission, gave a speech and brought the audience up to date with the Mission work that still goes on in the port even though there is no fleet. She went on to describe how the Mission still cares for those left after the collapse of the industry in the 1970s, and how families are still affected by the closure.

Flowers were cast into the River Humber during the service, which was delivered by the Reverend Tony Cotson.

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