Here is a glimpse of the five carved oak panels before they are finally assembled on a concrete and steel plinth as a lasting tribute to Boston’s lost fishermen.
This magnificent work is down to the skill of members of the Boston and South Holland Wood Carvers and is expected to be unveiled sometime next month (September).
The tribute will stand on a pentagonal base and a illustrated concrete plinth making a total height of nine feet and will be sited close to the river near St Botolph’s Footbridge.
The panels have been carved with Boston fishing industry imagery such as a trawler on the waves, an anchor, ship’s wheel, lifebuoy, seagulls, fish, sea shells, crab and starfish. A supporting and connecting galvanised metal framework has been constructed by DS Engineering on the Riverside Industrial Estate in Boston. It includes a finial with rope work and fishing net in metal at its peak.
The Boston and South Holland Wood Carvers meet to work together at Shodfriar’s Hall in Boston
Pictured with their work are, from left, Iain Braid, Jane Kay, Sandrae Dickson, Peter Henson, Dereck Harvey and Daniel Hold.