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Viola Trawler

Fishing Firms Reunited At Viola Trawler Reception

12th May 2017

Famous names from Hull’s fishing industry were reunited at a reception hosted by the outgoing Lord Mayor of Hull to promote the Viola trawler campaign.

The Boston, Hellyer, Marr and Roach businesses were all represented at the event in the Lord Mayor’s p…

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Businesses get on board to back Viola trawler appeal

13th March 2017

The Viola Trust is targeting regional and international businesses contacts to meet the estimated cost of £1.75 million to bring the ship back to the Humber.

The Trust, which is leading the project, has already received cash and in-kind support from mari…

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Eric, 99, backs Viola trawler appeal in memory of his skipper father

20th February 2017

The son and grand-daughter of a former skipper of the Viola trawler are backing the campaign to return the ship to Hull in the hope that they can celebrate their family’s links to the vessel.

Eric Tharratt, who is now 99, and his daughter Pat have both m…

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Survey report starts race against time

11th November 2016

The Viola Trust is to step up its fund-raising efforts buoyed by a positive survey into the condition of the Viola.

Paul Escreet, chair of the trustees, said: “The results of the survey which has been carried out into the condition of the Viola were very…

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Engineers survey lost Hull WW1 trawler Viola

5th October 2016

Engineers are flying to the South Atlantic in a fresh push to bring a rusting World War One trawler back to England.

The Viola has been rusting on the island of South Georgia for decades.

If the vessel can be brought back by spring, it could form part o…

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