Memorial Books

The STAND commissioned memorial books are housed in Hull’s Maritime Museum situated in Queen Victoria Square, Hull.

The hand calligraphy books display a detailed pictorial register of fishermen who lost their lives whilst sailing from the port of Hull. In addition to the personal details of those lost, watercolour drawings and the tragic circumstances of the incidents are highlighted.

The museum facilities allow for the books to be displayed during official opening times.

The page corresponding to the date is shown and each page is turned daily by museum staff.

Due to the materials used, the books are contained within a special cabinet accessed only by staff. Modern technology provides a touch screen computer system which allows the public to seek information within the books relating to the loss of relatives, friends, etc.

Incidents which have happened since the inception of the books have been entered by STAND through the generosity and co-operation of the local calligrapher.

The books, this year 2013, celebrate ten years on display.