Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

Please view the photograph here in the large format. I'm sure you will enjoy it more.

I have noticed that I am the only person to have posted photographs from Eyemouth so my tale of the fishermen may be new to you.

I mention the fishermen returning because it is a welcome sight; fishing can be a very dangerous occupation.

In October 1881, a total of 189 men were killed in waters just outside the town's harbour when a severe storm struck . All but 70 came from the town.

Many of them drowned within full view of their families on the shore.

The tragedy, which became known locally as Black Friday, left 78 widows and 182 fatherless children in the town.

A monument to those who died holds a significant place by the harbour wall.

I will add workshops of the memorial.

I hope you found this as interesting and emotional as I did, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8251 W: 345 N: 19045] (75330)
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