Hull’s Lost Trawlermen Memorial
The Environment Agency is now about to start work on the flood defence wall along the River Humber front where the site on which the STAND Memorial to Lost Trawlermen is located on St. Andrews Retail Park.
In order to allow the EA to carry out their work and with particular regard for health and safety, the focal point figures of crewmen currently on site are to be temporarily removed and placed in secure storage whilst the flood defence work is completed.
Once the flood defence work nears completion on the site, STAND’s Memorial Project will progress with work to integrate Hull’s Lost Trawlermen Memorial within a landscaped Garden of Social History. At this point, the focal point figures will be replaced within an elevated ship’s bow shape at the East end of the completed garden design.
Work begins on the Flood Defence Wall
at the Memorial site
The commissioning of Hull’s Memorial to Lost Trawlermen has been difficult and at times fraught with disappointment.
The photograph below shows the recent commencement of the work undertaken by the Environment Agency to prevent flooding of the Humber Frontage, businesses and residences.
Once the wall is complete work will begin to integrate the Memorial figures and surrounding Garden of Social History within the scheme; this work being commissioned by STAND.
The figures were removed early October and placed in temporary storage and their replacement will be part of the final stage of the Memorial Project.
The above photos show the figures being removed by a local company, W. Campbells Engineering Ltd and by the construction company, BAM Nuttall.
STAND would like to thank KHCC and the Environment Agency for their support, and local businesses and the generosity of the general public who are funding this fitting tribute to those lost to the sea.