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Memorial service for trawlermen

Some of the 6000 trawlermen lost at sea

An open air memorial service in honour of Hull's lost trawlermen will be held today outside the Sailmaker's Arms in St Andrew's Quay.

The service will begin at noon, then family and friends of those who have perished will cast wreaths in to the river.

There will then be a complimentary buffet at the Alexandra Hotel on Hessle Road.

Memorial for thousands of Hull trawlermen

It has taken years of campaigning and fund-raising, but finally a location for a permanent memorial to the six thousand trawlermen from Hull, who lost their lives at sea over the past century has been agreed.

Today, organisers met at the site next to the River Humber which will be a place for reflection and commemorative services. Sarah Clark reports.

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Memorial for Hull trawlermen lost at sea

Some of the 6000 Hull trawlermen lost at sea

St Andrew's Dock Heritage Park Action Group have signed a lease for a memorial to remember 6000 trawlermen from Hull who have lost their lives at sea. The memorial will be a place for quiet reflection and to hold commemoration services. £150,000 has been raised for the monument.

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