PETITION TO STOP THE LORD LINE BUILDING HULL FROM BEING DEMOLISHED
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The Lord Line building in Hulls St Andrew's Docks is the last standing reminder of a once thriving bustling industry of fishing. An industry many Hull men joined, regardless of risk or tragedy these men went to sea with no guarantee of returning. They did to feed their families and to put fish on the nations tables. These men have had little honour for the nmassive commitment and sheer bravery they gave when they sailed out to sea fishing. It was an industry of tragedy and heartbreak but also one of community spirit and togetherness, a spirit which still exists within the area of Hessle Road and it's people.
If we lose the Lord Line building it's the final nail in the coffin of our community. To some it's just bricks and mortar but to many it's everything. It's memories of men who gave their lives to the sea, where the "three day millionaires" used to see the Lord Line and they knew they were home safe.
I am not naive enough to think this building could ever be restored to its former glory however I want to impress how even if we can just save the facade that says "Lord Line" and incorporate this into a new building would be much more respectful to preserving the heritage of this iconic building. St Andrews Dock is a conservation area as it stands, the demolition of this building would lose the conservation status and then anything can be built on the Docklands fishing heritage related or not. Please let's not let that happen!
Hull is the City Of Culture for 2017 let's embrace our culture and save our history!
Please don't take our last bit of heritage from us.
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