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    Weʼve raised £870 to purchase a memorial stone to mark the grave of four young Spanish seamen who lost their lives in the wreck of the Juan Ferrer in 1963

    Penzance, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 31st October 2016

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    In the early hours of the 23rd October,1963 during a south-westerly gale and poor visibility the MV Juan Ferrer, a 640 tonne Spanish coaster ran aground on rocks at Boscawen Point near Tater Du.

    The radio was dead, the lifeboats were out of action and the Juan Ferrer, fatally gashed by the rocks, was sinking fast.

    Eleven members of the vessel's crew of 15 did not live to tell the tale of what happened next. Only four - including the Juan Ferrer's 32-year old captain - could recount the desperate battle against a very angry sea.

    53 years later, during research for the new Penlee Lifeboat History book, the Heritage Team at Penlee Lifeboat Station, Elaine Trethowan & Martin Brockman, have located the unmarked mass grave of four of those young men who drowned off the coast of Cornwall.

    With the support of the remaining family and friends, in Galicia, Spain, who were not aware of the final resting place of their loved ones, it is hoped that enough money can be raised to place a permanent memorial on their grave at Penzance Cemetery.

    Please help us to make this happen - thank you.

    Elaine & Martin

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    • Elaine Trethowan2 years ago
      Elaine Trethowan

      Elaine Trethowan

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      The Juan Ferrer memorial stone is now in place at Penzance Cemetery. It will be dedicated and blessed in the near future. Thank you for your support and generosity. We couldn't have done it without you. Elaine & Martin

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    • Elaine Trethowan3 years ago
      Elaine Trethowan

      Elaine Trethowan

      3 years ago

      We've reached our £500 target! The Juan Ferrer Crowdfunder will still remain open for donations - the more money that comes in the better the memorial we can buy. Thank you so much for your support.

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    • Elaine Trethowan3 years ago
      Elaine Trethowan

      Elaine Trethowan

      3 years ago

      Thank you so much for all the donations, your response has been heartwarming. Helping to honour those lost at sea is very important to us. We hope to hit our target by the end of October. Keep up the good work folks - together we can make this happen.

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    3 years ago

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    Supporters

    39

    • Liz Bartram

      Liz Bartram

      Oct 26, 2016

      Well done to you all. Great effort.

      £10.00

    • Barbara Lawrence -Tregiffian farmhouse

      Barbara Lawrence -Tregiffian farmhouse

      Oct 24, 2016

      Ask the NT whether they would allow a plaque for the Soloman Browne,RNLI,and this ship on Tregiffian Cliff ?Perhaps there could be a small garden for reflection on the cost of life at sea ?Pilgrimage?

      £30.00

    • Peter Brew

      Peter Brew

      Oct 24, 2016

      Remember this!

      £10.00

    • Ann-Marie Smith

      Ann-Marie Smith

      Oct 23, 2016

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 19, 2016

      Well done Elaine & Martin, what a wonderful thing to do for four strangers. I wish you both every success with your fundraising.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 17, 2016

      £5.00

    • Chris Salter

      Chris Salter

      Oct 16, 2016

      on behalf of Mollie Salter

      £10.00

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    Elaine Trethowan

    Elaine Trethowan

    Penzance, United Kingdom

    Press Officer & Heritage Team at RNLI Penlee Lifeboat Station, Newlyn, Cornwall.

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