Monday, May 10, 2010

Delting Disaster Memorial

The Delting Disaster of 21 December 1900 is commemorated in this memorial at the junction of Toft and Mossbank. Twenty-two fishermen lost their lives when they were caught in a severe north westerly gale while haddock fishing 20 miles from shore. The memorial shows where they came from - six of those killed came from Firth, of which almost nothing now remains on the opposite side of Firths Voe from Mossbank. Five others were from Swinster, just around the point to the south of Mossbank, now an extremely sparse settlement.

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