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Hundreds gather in Hull for lost trawlermen

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.


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.