Widows and Bairns Memorial for Eyemouth Bantry

President Norman of the Eyemouth and District Rotary Club welcomed sculptress Jill Watson and architect Benjamin Tindall to their recent meeting.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 20th June 2014, 11:57 am

Jill and Benjamin gave a description of the plans for the Eyemouth Memorial sculpture.

This is a substantial five metre bronze plinth supporting bronze sculptures of the widows and children from the 1881 fishing disaster. An area on the seafront in Eyemouth known as the Bantry will be used to display the sculpture at a cost of £100,000.

Rotarian Jim Evans explained the history of the project and the completed works already at Cove, St Abbs and Burnmouth.

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The Eyemouth project is by far the largest and most costly, however, £75,000 has been raised so far.

The 125 Memorial Association would be grateful for any donations to help finish this project.

The picture above shows scuptress Jill with an enlarged view of one of her completed works.