Memorial for ‘those in peril on the sea’
A memorial to seafarers has been installed in Amble’s Memorial Gardens by Amble Town Council.
The piece combines a bollard and two anchors and a chain – all original items which have been donated. Local individuals and businesses contributed their time and money to ensure the memorial came to fruition.
The idea for the memorial came about after discussions in early 2020 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the WWII mining of Amble’s Dredger ‘Coquet Mouth’ which at that point had not received public recognition at the harbour.
A spokesperson for Amble Town Council said: “During discussions, a roll of honour for seagoing personnel was mentioned. It was believed that many associate the present War Memorials with army personnel even though there are 16 seagoing personnel there. Thus the idea of a Seafarers Memorial was born, where all such men would be honoured whether from conflicts or assisting those in danger on the sea at any time.”