Hundreds gathered at St Andrews Dock in Hull today for an annual service in memory of up to six thousand trawlermen who lost their lives at sea.
The service was the twentieth of its kind - but this year a number of new memorial plaques were unveiled on the walls of the dock for the first time. The service included prayers as well as traditional fishing songs and poems. A number of people also threw single flowers and bouquets into the water.
A permanent memorial to trawlermen lost at sea will be built in Hull, after plans were approved by the council.
The statue, to be built on St Andrew's Quay, has been 10 years in the planning.
It took fishing heritage group Stand, with the help of local MPs, eight years to raise one hundred and fifty thousand pounds. It will also be used for outdoor remembrance services.
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.
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.
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.