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To: Aberdeen City Council

Statue in memory off the Aberdeen Trawling Fleet & the men who sailed in them.

18/08/17 - We won!

Hi Everybody,

Thank you all for your support ... it made a big difference'

Aberdeen City Council are now going to erect a Statue in the Shiprow, Aberdeen Harbour in memory of the generations of Trawlermen and Fish Quines who worked in the trawling industry ... Sadly all gone now ....

I shall now close the petition ... thanks a million

Robin

Statue in memory off the Aberdeen Trawling Fleet & the men who sailed in them.

Erection of a statue , preferably in the harbour area in memory of the many trawlers and the men who for generations crewed this vibrant fleet. They fueled the economy of the Port of Aberdeen which help sustain the coffers of the city.

Why is this important?

As the once vibrant fleet has now long gone it's about time something was done to remember them. Many ship's and men were lost, far too many. For every one man at sea they created jobs for seven ashore. Certainly a big and vital boost to the local economy. Other Ports around the country have erected Statues, Plaques and preserved ships in memory of there fishermen... surely Aberdeen can do the same ? You at least owe to past and future generations......

Aberdeen, Scotland

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Reasons for signing

  • X trawler man who lost many fine shipmates.
  • My father lost his life in Peterhead in 1976 in a trawling accident x
  • My father was lost at sea in 1959 off the Mount Everest, when I was a year old. The least than can be done for his relatives is to have some acknowledgement of his sacrifice to the industry. I have no grave other than the sea to remember him by.

Updates

2017-08-21 12:50:53 +0100

Petition is successful with 1,806 signatures

2016-05-15 17:23:08 +0100

Keep signing please

2016-04-18 11:41:46 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-04-07 17:58:15 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-04-05 19:16:56 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-04-05 18:01:58 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-04-05 17:07:17 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-04-05 16:34:34 +0100

10 signatures reached