Black Friday widows look out on the scene of tragedy
0 Have your say Eyemouth’s 78 widows and 182 fatherless bairns will for ever look out on Eyemouth Bay where 129 of the town’s fishermen lost their lives on October 14, 1881.
The final 125 Memorial Association bronze statues to commemorate Black Friday, the greatest fishing disaster in the British Isles, when a total of 189 fishermen were drowned after a sudden storm blew up while they were out at sea, was finally unveiled on Eyemouth’s Bantry last Friday, 135 years to the day of the tragic event.
Every one of the town’s widows and every child who lost a father that day is depicted in the... read more
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