National Lost Trawlermen’s Memorial Day

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:30 pm on 13th December 2021.

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Photo of Lia Nici Lia Nici Conservative, Great Grimsby 9:30 pm, 13th December 2021

I would like to add my condolences to everybody who has lost a loved one in the job that they were doing. In Grimsby, in the just under 100 years in which this has been recorded, we have lost more than 7,000 fishermen. I thank Doreen Tyson who did all the work as a researcher and supplied it to the Fishing Heritage Centre in Grimsby and to the Fishermen’s Mission. I suggest to Karl Turner that something that Winston Churchill said after the second world war will resonate for all time. He said:

“The work you do is hard and dangerous. You rarely get, and never seek, publicity. Your only concern is to do your job, and you have done it nobly.”