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Hull's lost trawlermen memorial sculpture unveiled

Steel sculpture Image copyright STAND
Image caption Pivotal Sculpture by local artist Peter Naylor has been chosen by the public

The winning design for a memorial to honour 6,000 trawlermen who were lost at sea has been unveiled in Hull.

A 9ft tall steel sculpture depicting 13 trawlermen standing in an overlapping line by local artist Peter Naylor has been chosen for St Andrews Dock.

Pivotal Sculpture was chosen in a public vote from a shortlist of five designs.

It will form part of a remembrance garden and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Ron Wilkinson, chairman of fishing heritage group STAND, said: "We are now starting to move closer to the completion of the trawlermen's memorial, which will provide a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives in the fishing industry."

'Significant milestone'

Planning permission for the memorial garden was approved by the council in March.

The entire project is estimated to cost STAND about £150,000, which includes a £40,000 contribution from the authority. The rest would be raised by donations, the council said.

Leader of Hull City Council Stephen Brady said: "This is a significant milestone for STAND to have reached and we hope that we can now press ahead with this honourable scheme which pays tribute to the lost trawlermen of this city.

"We have strong links with the fishing industry and this will provide a fantastic space for members of the public to reflect on Hull's maritime heritage whilst educating future generations on the importance of this location."

Architects Colour Urban Design Limited were chosen as the landscape designers for the garden in 2013.

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