Widows and bairns forever look out to sea
0 Have your say The final bronze statue marking the 1881 Eyemouth fishing disaster was placed on the town’s bantry this week ready for its unveiling on Friday, October 14.
The 5m-long ‘Widows and Bairns’ sculpture features all 78 widows and 182 fatherless children left in Eyemouth after 189 Berwickshire fishermen lost their lives at sea on Black Friday, October 14, 1881, when a hurricane struck the fleet just outside the town’s harbour. All but 70 of the men came from Eyemouth.
Sculptor Jill Watson, originally from Cove, was commissioned to produce four statues for Eyemouth, Burnmouth, Cove... read more
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