NT9464 : Eyemouth: Willie Spears memorial

taken 7 years ago, near to Eyemouth, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Eyemouth: Willie Spears memorial
Eyemouth: Willie Spears memorial
This bronze figure, in the market place, commemorates William Spears, a local fisherman who led a revolt against the tithes levied on fish by the Church of Scotland.

Spears prophesised a disaster which would occur a few years after the tithes were removed, on 14 October 1883 which became known locally as 'Black Friday'. After a week of poor weather, fishermen were anxious to get to sea and did so, ignoring the advice of their barometers. In one of the costliest fishing disasters, a total of 189 men were lost when a great storm occurred. 129 of the men were from Eyemouth itself.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 11 January, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9451 6434 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:52.3317N 2:5.3584W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9450 6435
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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