Memorial plaque and service in the gardens of the Cyril and Lilian Bishop - Ghost of Dunkirk - lifeboat, Hastings Old Town, in memory of Gary Cornelius and other local fishermen who lost their lives at sea or on the fishing beach. SUS-210512-133439001

View pictures of memorial ceremony to honour Hastings fishermen who died

A memorial was unveiled on Sunday to local fishermen who died at sea or while working on the beach.

Monday, 6th December 2021, 9:41 am

It took place during a ceremony at the Cyril and Lilian Bishop lifeboat, near All Saints Church, on the Old Town. Dee Day White, who had the idea for the memorial, said: “It was such a wonderful event on Sunday morning when around 150 people braved the weather to listen to our parish Vicar Paul Hunt conduct the memorial service and read out past fishermen’s names from our new Memorial Board sited next to the lifeboat. This area must now be regarded purely as a memorial garden for our community to respect and enjoy. Thank you everyone, now please use this garden as a welcome place to sit and remember.”

Pictures by Justin Lycett.

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