A memorial to brave men is long overdue
HULL was largely built on the deep-sea fishing industry.
So it is right, each year, we take a few moments to remember the thousands of local lives lost at sea.
It's fitting too that fishing heritage group Stand chooses to hold Lost Trawlermen's Day in January.
Hundreds who braved the bleak weather this weekend would certainly have felt a sense of nature's power.
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Sadly, the fishing community is growing ever smaller, with true 'Hessle Roaders' harder to find.
It makes the need for a lasting memorial to those who died, and have no grave, even more pressing.
Stand should be applauded for organising this public event.
But it admits it has taken too long to turn plans for a memorial into reality, although, it seems at last progress is finally being made.
The Mail looks forward to a time when Lost Trawlermen's Day can be held in the shadow of a magnificent memorial befitting these brave souls.
The amount of people who turn out for Lost Trawlermen's Day each year must surely serve as a reminder to Stand, as well as civic leaders, of how important the past is to many in Hull.