Two Fishermen’s Memorial books have been relocated to Hull History Centre.
Two Fishermen’s Memorial books have been relocated to Hull History Centre.

Fishermen’s memorial books to stay on display in Hull

Two fishermen’s memorial books have been temporarily moved from Hull Maritime Museum and relocated to Hull History Centre to allow people to continue to pay their respects to the thousands of fishermen lost at sea.

The St Andrew’s Memorial Books will be on public display at Hull History Centre, off Worship Street, for the duration of the museum’s closure.

The books, created in 2002, will form part of the Maritime Museum’s new displays when it re-opens, within a room dedicated to the memory of loved ones lost at sea.

Councillor Daren Hale, deputy leader of Hull City Council, said: “For many people, remembering the people who dedicated their lives to the sea is really important to them and that’s why it is vital these beautiful memorial books remain publicly accessible.”

Ron Wilkinson, Chair of STAND, said: “I would like to thank the museum officers for re-locating the books rather than just placing them in storage during the refurbishment period, thereby allowing the public continued access.”

A page will be turned each day to show the vessels and the men who were lost on that date.

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