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Remembering the Gaul disaster

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A service has been held in North Shields to remember 36 men who died when a trawler sank off the coast of Norway during a storm 41 years ago.

 

The Gaul had a crew made up of men from Hull and North Shields on board when it went down on 8 February 1974, but only four bodies were ever found.

 

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell MP joined relatives and friends of those who died who had travelled to Tyneside for a special service of remembrance.

 

Alan Campbell MP “The loss of the Gaul was a tragedy to so many it was important to mark the occasion in what was a deeply moving service.”

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