10:01am Thursday 26th September 2013
A SPECIAL service to remember those who served the town as part of the fishing industry will be held at the Rath, Milford Haven, this Saturday (September 28).
The annual service will be held at 11am beside the Fisherman’s Tribute, and will be followed by a special dedication service at the Fish Docks, where the first batch of individual memorial plaques will be unveiled.
Guy Woodham, secretary of Milford Haven Fishing Industry Memorial Group (MHFIMG), said: “For many years we have, quite rightly as a town, remembered those fishermen who lost their lives at sea.
"However, until now we did not have any specific memorial to those more broadly involved with the fishing industry or any dedicated memorial where the names of individuals could be recorded. This will now be rectified.”
MHFIMG was formed in January 2010 when a small number of local people came together and decided to form a community group with the purpose of creating individual memorials to those who contributed to the fishing industry of Milford Haven.
In addition, the group also want to try and capture as many stories associated with the fishing industry as possible with the intention of including these at some future date in a published book.
Fantastic support has been received from the Port of Milford Haven; Rhyal Engineering; South Hook LNG and from local people.
Individual plaques currently cost £95 and application forms will be available at the service or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Traynar, Mission to Seafarers Chaplain, and Ted Sangster, honorary president of MHFIMG, will undertake the dedication service, which starts at noon, and Milford Haven Town Band will also be in attendance.
If it's wet, the remembrance service will be held at the Town Hall.
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