The first few weeks of 1968 thrust the City of Hull, and its Hessle Road fishing community into the international spotlight for all the wrong reasons. 58 men lost their lives in the freezing, mountainous Arctic waters off Iceland in the most grotesque profit before people tragedy imaginable as three trawlers were claimed by the stormy, icy ocean.
The story of the Triple Trawler Disaster, and the heroic campaign led by local legend Lilian Bilocca is brought to life by the Remould Theatre Company via storytelling, songs and recorded testimony from the protagonists interwoven with Pathe News footage. Despite the grim subject matter the determination and sense of solidarity of the Hessle Road Community is what I took away from this.
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