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Viola Trawler

Our version of the nation’s Remembrance Sunday

20th January 2019

The lost fishermen of Hull were remembered as the St Andrew’s Dock Heritage Park Action Group (STAND) held its 30th annual Lost Trawlermen’s Day Service.

Among the speakers was Alan Johnson, the former Hull West and Hessle MP who is the Patron of the Vio…

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Viola Trawler

Crew of sister ship remembered on day of service

20th January 2019

Maritime historian and Viola trustee Dr Robb Robinson was reminded by the Lost Trawlermen’s Day commemorations of the fate which befell the Antonio, a sister ship to the Viola.

Robb also recalled some of the men of the Viola who lost their lives at sea a…

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Viola Trawler

Bottle banked for special fund-raising effort

4 January 2019

The first bottle of Viola gin has been safely stored away with the intention of using it to boost the fund-raising campaign at a special event.

A second bottle will also be set aside ready to smash over the bows of the Viola when she returns to Hull.

Th…

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Viola Trawler

Distillery delivers for Christmas as Viola gin goes global

20 December 2018

The company behind the launch of a special gin to commemorate the Viola trawler won its race against time to have bottles on the shelves by Christmas.

Hotham’s Distillery in Hull is selling the new gin from its premises in Hepworth’s Arcade and from its …

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Viola Trawler

The judges' decision is final... for now

3 December 2018

Adding gin tasting to “any other business” at the end of a meeting is a sure way to ensure people press on through the agenda, but there was nothing trivial about the last job of the day at the latest meeting of the trustees.

With Emma Kinton and Simon P…

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