Hull Trawler Tragedy 50th Anniversary Marked With Service



From BBC News.


A memorial service to mark 50 years since 58 fishermen died in three separate trawler tragedies has taken place in Hull.

The St Romanus, Kingston Peridot and Ross Cleveland trawlers all sank within weeks of each other in 1968.

The deaths sparked a group of women, dubbed the Headscarf Revolutionaries, to improve safety standards.

The Rev Tony Cotson, of the Fishermen’s Church in Hull, organised the service at Hull Minster.

The fishermen who never came home

The service mirrored some of the original memorial that took place on 8 March 1968, including the same hymns and readings.


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