Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Lost at sea

The Flourish,  a  16-metre potter, was on its way back to Bridlington Harbour when it was in collision with the 88-metre vessel Nautica 28 miles off Flamborough Head. Three crew members including the skipper's son were rescued but the skipper John Collinson was never found. [Read more]
This is one of several memorial plaques on the south pier at Bridlington, reminders of the dangers of going to sea to earn a living.

Taphophile Tragics


  1. That is so sad when the body never has found. A tragedy for the family.

  2. How sad. Beautiful plaque.

    Beneath Thy Feet

  3. From that photo, I would not pick him as a man with a grand sense of humour. Just goes to show. I suspect being consumed by the sea was something he might have welcomed, if not the timing.

    Why 'tunstall termite'?

    1. I'm guessing it's a nickname, Tunstall is a village near Bridlington.

  4. That must have been quite a collision (with a 2,000 tonne cargo ship!)
    He was a much loved man by his kids and the town. and by his wife?
    I am often struck by what is missing on these stones.