Although storms were predicted, the fishing boats of Eyemouth, St Abbs and other coastal villages set sail on 14 October 1881. Due to the storms, 189 did not return.
The majority of the lost came from Eyemouth up the coast, but St Abbs lost 3 people.
Memorials like this one feature in the villages that lost men. They represent women and children looking out to sea on that horrible day.
Uploaded to Flickr by Bods on 11 November 2021
Location: St Abbs
Location type: Village
OS Grid: NT918674
Local Authority: Scottish Borders
Nearest postcode: TD14 5PL
(for sat-nav purposes only, a beach does not have a postal address!)