Widows And Bairns

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

About Widows And Bairns

Created by Jill Watson and commissioned by The 125 Memorial Association, this latest sculpture commemorates the Eyemouth 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. 73 of these widows and 351 fatherless children were from Eyemouth. Research has...

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