Friday, 1 June 2012

East Coast Fishing Disaster

I've been away for a few days, up the East Coast to Berwick-upon-Tweed, also venturing over the border into Scotland and St Abbs where this picture was taken.  It's a bronze sculpture by Jill Watson and as you can see it depicts women and children looking out to sea.  It is one of a number of sculptures placed along this coastline to commemorate the East Coast Fishing Disaster of 1881, known as Black Friday, where a hurricane struck the coast causing the deaths of 189 fishermen at sea.  

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