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Widows and Bairns
Widows and Bairns
Widows and Bairns
Widows and Bairns
Widows and Bairns
Widows and Bairns
Widows and Bairns

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The sculpture commemorates the widows and children left behind in Eyemouth by Britain’s worst fishing disaster, on 14th October 1881, when a hurricane struck the fleet just outside the town's harbour. A total of 189 men were killed. Many of them drowned within full view of their families on the shore. Three of the fishermen came from St Abbs. All their named widows and children were individually modelled by the sculptor.


Date

2007

Medium

bronze

Measurements

H 120 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

TD14_AM_S002

Acquisition method

commissioned by the 125 Memorial Association

Work type

Monument

Owner

125 Memorial Association

Custodian

125 Memorial Association

Work status

extant

Listing status

not listed

Unveiling date

14th October 2007

Access

at all times


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Located at

Coldingham Rd, St Abbs

TD14 5PL