Category Archives: Fishing

Grimsby Central Hall, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England

Window in Grimsby Central Hall commemorating the loss of the trawler ‘Epine’ in 1938

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Location

Grimsby Central Hall, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England

Details

Description: Depicts the steam trawler 'Epine' wrecked off the coast of Iceland 13th March 1948 with the loss of 14 men.
Type: Window
Position: Fisherman's and Seaman's Memorial Chapel
Vessel: Epine

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Notes: Originally erected in the Bethel Mission, Cleethorpes by relatives of the men lost in the wreck. 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' 19 March 1948.

St James Square, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England

Statue at St James Square, Grimsby depicting a fisherman hauling in a net

Location

St James Square, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England

Details

Description: A fisherman hauling in a net from a boat.
Type: Statue
Materials: Bronze
Date Erected: 2005
Artists: Trevor Harries

Extra

Notes: Cost £60, 000, paid for by the Fisherman's Memorial Trust and business and residents of Grimsby.

St Andrews Cathedral, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

Memorial at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Fife commemorating Andrew Cunningham d. 1932, fisherman

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Location

St Andrews Cathedral, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

Transcript

'IN LOVING MEMORY OF / ALEXANDER CUNNINGHAM / FISHERMAN DIED 4TH JUNE 1932. / AGED 80. / ALSO HIS CHILDREN / TOMMY JAMES AND ALEX / DIED IN INFANCY / ANDREW DROWNED IN HARBOUR / 18TH NOV. 1897 AGED 7. / JAMES DIED 4TH DEC. 1929, / AGED 36. / HELEN DIED IN AUSTRALIA / 23RD JAN. 1932. AGED 47. / ALSO HIS WIFE / HELEN CARGILL / DIED 29TH AUG. 1942. AGED 87. / WHEN LABOUR IS OVER / THEN REST AND REWARD.'

Details

Description: Headstone with curved top, in light grey granite, sitting on a granite base stone. Circular celtic cross motif at top. Lettering is in lead. In good sound condition.
Type: Gravestne
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Granite

People

Cunningham, Alexander
Age: 80
Date of Death: 4/6/1932
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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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:

Extra

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

St Andrew's Church, Walberswick, Suffolk, England

Memorial at St Andrew’s Church, Walberswick, Suffolk commemorating seven fishermen, William Walker, Alfred Pipe, Thomas Kerridge, Henry Curdy, Charles English, John English, Lewis Goddard, d. 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: Unknown
Date of Death: 30/9/1883
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown
English, Charles
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 30/9/1883
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown
English, John
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 30/9/1883
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown
Goddard, Lewis
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 30/9/1883
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown
Kerridge, Thomas
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 30/9/1883
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown
Pipe, Alfred
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 30/9/1883
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown
Walker, William
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 30/9/1883
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown

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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:

Extra

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:

Extra

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:

Extra

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