Lost Trawlermen’s Day

 

The Lost Trawlermen’s Day Service is held annually to commemorate the tragic loss of life to the Hull Fishing Industry.

This year, Lost Trawlermen’s Day memorial service is held on Sunday 12th February .

The open air Service is held on the St. Andrew’s Quay Retail Park (the old fish dock), and takes place during the months of either December, January or February, the time of year during which the greatest loss of life occurred.

The service is supported by the Hull City Council who in recent years have provided a marquee as protection against the seasonal bad weather. The event has in the past been attended by up to 700 people.

The Service usually lasts approximately one hour with readings, hymns, wreath laying and the casting of single flowers into the River Humber.

Toilet facilities and a refreshment kiosk is provided.

Support by St. John Ambulance, Humber Rescue, Iron Duke Sea Cadets and The Salvation Army. Public liability insurance ensures welfare and Health & Safety issues are addressed.

The Dr John Sentamu’s speech and him blessing the memorial