As well as a rousing round of applause 58 minutes into the game, in memory of the 58 lives lost in the 1968 disaster which saw three fishing trawlers leave Hull never to return, the shirts worn by the team during the Emirates FA Cup tie with Chelsea last month were presented to three local charities that help to raise money for projects that commemorate the city’s fishing heritage.
Representatives from STAND (St Andrew’s Dock Heritage Park Action Group), Hull Bullnose Heritage Group and The Fishermen’s Mission, along with St John the Baptist Church, received the shirts which all featured a special logo on the sleeve commemorating the 50th anniversary of the disaster.
Also at Tuesday night’s game was a group of ‘Lil’s Lasses’, who are performing in a play about the Triple Trawler Tragedy and its aftermath later this month, taking a lap of the field at half time (pictured). ‘Lil’, a play by Val Holmes, will be performed at Jubilee Central, 62 King Edward Street, Hull from 20th-24th March. To book tickets visit www.luvull.com/tickets
Again, thank you to everybody for your support in remembering a key event in the history of our city.