Finally, a memorial to Hull’s fishermen

Flashback to last February, when cadets rang the bell from The Gaul, on the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the Hull trawler and the 25th Lost Trawlerman's Day at St Andrews Quay.
Flashback to last February, when cadets rang the bell from The Gaul, on the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the Hull trawler and the 25th Lost Trawlerman's Day at St Andrews Quay.
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Plans have been unveiled for a long-awaited memorial to a city’s 6,000 lost fishermen.

The centrepiece of the £250,000 memorial, on St Andrew’s Quay retail park in Hull, will be a “silent bell”. Thousands of fishermen have no graves so the memorial will be the place where families can pay respects, lay flowers, or simply look towards the sea, down the Humber. As many as 700 people will be expected to gather on the raised area, shaped like a ship’s bow, for the annual Lost Trawlermen’s Day commemoration. Chairman of fishing heritage charity Stand Charles Pinder said: “We are never going to satisfy everybody, but I think once people see it, the majority will think it is quite wonderful.”