Category Archives: Fishing

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Ezekiel Woods d. 1889

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'EZEKIEL WOODS aged 29 lost with his Smack 'Perseverence' in the North Sea [Particulars unknown] May 1889'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Perseverance

People

Woods, Ezekiel
Age: 29
Date of Death: 5/1889
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

St Andrew's Church, Walberswick, Suffolk, England

Memorial to fishermen downed in 1883

Location

St Andrew's Church, Walberswick, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'Seven fisherman parishioners of Walberswick, who were drowned at sea 30th Sept 1883. William WALKER, Alfred PIPE, Thos KERRIDGE, Henry CURDY, Charles ENGLISH, John ENGLISH, Lewis GODDARD'

Details

Description: A very worn stone tablet installed in a window ledge in the nave of the church.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: nave

People

Curdy, Henry
Age:
Date of Death: 30/9/1883
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
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English, Charles
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Date of Death: 30/9/1883
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
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English, John
Age:
Date of Death: 30/9/1883
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
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Goddard, Lewis
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Date of Death: 30/9/1883
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
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Kerridge, Thomas
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Date of Death: 30/9/1883
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
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Pipe, Alfred
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Date of Death: 30/9/1883
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
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Walker, William
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Date of Death: 30/9/1883
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
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Recorder: Sighted Geoffrey Turner 2013

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Edward Hurren Riches d. 1891

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Edward Hurren Riches aged 25 Lost in the Smack 'Glance' in the North Sea January 1891'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Glance

People

Riches, Edward Hurren
Age: 25
Date of Death: 1/1891
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating John Causton d. 1891

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'JOHN CAUSTON aged 55 master of the smack 'Gemini' lost off Dover November 11 1891'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Gemini

People

Causton, John
Age: 55
Date of Death: 11/11/1891
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

Grimsby Central Hall, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England

Window in Grimsby Central Hall commemorating the loss of three men from the ‘St Oswald’ mined in 1948

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Location

Grimsby Central Hall, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England

Details

Description: Depicts the steam trawler crew pulling in the trawl.
Type: Window
Position: Fisherman's and Seaman's Memorial Chapel
Vessel: St Oswald

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Notes: The vessel struck a mine during fishing operations off the Norwegian coast, but was able to steam to Vardoe. The window was originally installed in the Bethel Mission, Cleethorpes by relatives of the three men lost from the 'St. Oswald'. Unveiled on 13 March 1949 by Kenneth Younger, MP.
Bibliography: Alan J. Worton 'The Fisherman's and Seaman's memorial Chapel, a visitor's guide'; 'Grimsby News'28 May 1948.

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Charles Brown d. 1881

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'CHARLES BROWN aged 36 drowned from the smack 'Glance' in the North Sea Oct 14 1881'

Details

Vessel: Glance

People

Brown, Charles
Age: 36
Date of Death: 14/10/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating John Archer d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'JOHN ARCHER aged 22 of Deal lost in the Smack 'Walter & Henry' in the North Sea Dec 12 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Walter and Henry

People

Archer, John
Age: 22
Date of Death: 12/12/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Alexander Veitch d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'ALEXANDER VEITCH aged 17 of Dover lost in the Smack 'Walter & Henry' in the North Sea Dec 12 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Walter and Henry

People

Veitch, Alexander
Age: 17
Date of Death: 12/12/1883
Cause of Death: Vess4el loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Walter Barber d. 1884

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'WALTER BARBER aged 14 perished with his Father in the smack 'Greyhound' Sept 3 1884 and buried in this churchyard'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Greyhound

People

Barber, Walter
Age: 14
Date of Death: 3/9/1884
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
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Notes: The 'Greyhound' was supposed to have been sunk in a collision whilst carrying oysters from Brightlingsea to Whitstable.
Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Joseph Barnes d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'JOSEPH BARNES aged 41 Master lost in the Smack 'Conquest' in the North Sea March 6 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Conquest

People

Barnes, Joseph
Age: 41
Date of Death: 6/3/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001)