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The headscarf revolutionaries - Lillian Bilocca and the Hull triple-trawler disaster of 1968


Year: 2015
Language: english
Author: Lavery B., Bilocca L
Genre: History
Publisher: Barbican Press
ISBN: 9781909954144
Format: EPUB
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 187
Description: The harsh seas of 1968.
Three trawlers from Hull's fleet sink in just 3 weeks.
58 Dead. 1 Survivor.
Enough is enough.
Lilian Bilocca put down her filleting knife, picked up some sheets of paper and stormed into action. She started with a petition and this journey takes her Headscarf Revolutionaries right to the doors of Parliament. Shipping Laws were changed for the better, and thousands of fishermen were made safer. Lilian became a TV star and an international celebrity. It’s hard to live down fame like that in the back streets of Hull. It's harder still for the lone survivor who battled the storms as the trawlers sank.
The Headscarf Revolutionaries thrills with the dangers of the high seas; inspires with the passion of women who changed their world, and reveals the vivid life inside one of history’s most vital communities.
Complete with pages of black and white photographs that capture the characters, trawlers, dangers, and occasional glamour of the era. Includes a foreword by John Prescott.
Additional info: About the Author
Brian W. Lavery was born in the East End of Glasgow in 1959, the fourth of six sons of William, a sheet metal worker and Margaret, a shop assistant. He has been a university drop-out, factory worker, car valeter, market trader, waiter, Customs and Excise officer (very briefly) and is now a journalist, tutor and writer. After 25 years of various senior roles in national and regional journalism he returned to education. In December 2013 he wrote and presented Courage and Effect for BBC Radio 4 on their Four Thought series, drawn from the subject matter of this book. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography commissioned him to write the entry on Mrs. Lillian Bilocca for its 2013 edition. He has also published short fiction and poetry, and has a PhD in Creative Writing. Brian runs a community media project in Hull, where he has lived with his wife Kathryn for more than 30 years.

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