Tile recalls a Titanic loss for Brightlingsea

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Tile recalls a Titanic loss for Brightlingsea

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:02 am

Around the interior walls at All Saints Church in Brightlingsea is a frieze of wall tiles commemorating the mariners from the town who died at sea.

These tiles were instituted by its vicar, Canon Arthur Pertwee, who originally intended them as a memorial for those lost in the Great Storm of December 1872.

In 1883, thirty-six men lost their lives at sea, and each of them was given their own memorial plaque.

The tradition of adding another each time someone from Brightlingsea was lost at sea has continued ever since.

Read more; http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/loca ... htlingsea/
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