Service will remember 36 lives lost at sea

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A service is taking place to remember fishermen who lost their lives more than four decades ago.

The special service has been organised by the Fishermen’s Mission to remember the 36 fishermen who lost their lives on the Gaul when it went missing in the North Sea to the north of Norway on February 8, 1974.

A coach part of up to 50 retired fishermen and their families from Hull will be visiting North Shields, taking in the Fishermen’s Mission and the Old Low Light on North Shields Fish Quay.

They will meet with members of the Association of Retired Fishermen and the Retired Fishermen’s and Associated Club.

The group will take in a half-hour service on Saturday, September 19, at the Royal Quays Marina at 12.30pm.

The marina is where the Ranger Castor, her name before she was renamed the Gaul, berthed.

This will be a service of reflection and remembrance, for all 36 fishermen lost on the Gaul.

Families of those who were lost on the Gaul, from both Hull and North Shields, will be present. Wreaths will be laid from Hull and North Shields.

All are welcome to attend.