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Viola Trawler

Tributes paid to Eric Tharratt who “saw so much” in his 104 years

3rd April 2022

The Viola Trust has paid tribute to son of a former skipper of the Viola trawler who has died at his home in Hull at the age of 104.

George Eric Tharratt, who was known as Eric, went from farming into pharmaceuticals and spent 46 years with Smith & N…

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Where to buy the Viola Trust's Hull Task Force calendar

27th December 2021

More than a dozen outlets in and around Hull are now stocking the Hull Task Force calendar commissioned by the Viola Trust to support the campaign to bring the Viola trawler back to the city.

The vendors include local charities, some city centre bars and…

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Viola Trawler

Viola Trust launches Hull Task Force calendar

25th November 2021

The Viola Trust is commemorating another episode in the Hull’s proud nautical heritage as part of its campaign.

The Trust has commissioned “Hull Task Force”, a 2022 calendar which features paintings by Larry Malkin of the nine ships from the city which s…

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Viola Trawler

Businesses back Hull Task Force calendar

25th November 2021

Businesses across the region have supported the Viola Trust to cover the costs of a new calendar which marks the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War and the part played by nine ships from Hull.

“Hull Task Force” which is available now, features paintin…

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Viola Trawler

Viola trawler calendar collection on display at Holmpton bunker

5th June 2021

The Viola and other ships which featured in the Viola Trust’s 2020 calendar are among the vessels included in an exhibition of maritime paintings which has opened at an ex-Cold War bunker in Holderness.

The underground galleries at the former RAF Holmpto…

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