125 Memorial: St Abbs

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One of four memorials commemorating the 189 Berwickshire fishermen who died in the fishing disaster of 1881.

About 125 Memorial: St Abbs

Created by Jill Watson and commissioned by The 125 Memorial Association, this sculpture commemorates the Widows and Bairns left behind by the great storm of October 14th 1881. Scotland suffered her worst fishing disaster and the Berwickshire ports lost a total of 189 men, many within sight of their loved ones. The Euroclydon left 107 widows and 351 fatherless children in our coastal villages. Research has uncovered that there were actually many more children, but they were not recorded with the...

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