The Last Trip Memorial

4 May

For a place the size of Hull to lose 6,000 to 8,000 men in the fishing trade over the years there are surprisingly few memorials about the place. It should therefore not come as a complete surprise that the past year as seen two coming along together (like buses), this one hidden away in Zebedee’s Yard and another of silhouette statues on St Andrew’s Quay (which I have yet to see). Now this one has changing coloured lights shining through cut out words to do with the trawling industry as well as stainless steel miniature ship’s bows as flower holders and memorial inscriptions. It’s all a tad dull, unmemorable and slightly saccharine for me but others may find it more to their taste, who’s to say? Anyhow you can buy a bow and have it inscribed for a mere £500. There’s a shed load of stuff about it here so I’ll shut up and push off…

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2 Responses to “The Last Trip Memorial”

  1. William Kendall May 4, 2017 at 11:50 pm #

    That's a lot of men to lose over time, and it is a hard life.

  2. Petrea Burchard May 5, 2017 at 3:02 am #

    It costs a lot to memorialize someone. And I admit I want to be remembered.

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