This account of some of the shipwrecks around the coast by St Bees has been written by Bob Jopling specifically for the pupils of the Village Primary School, and is reproduced here with permission for general interest.
Shipwreck has been no stranger to St. Bees. Our beach has seen its share of drowned bodies over the years.
In our older Burial Registers the entry "Body of unknown man washed up on the shore" occurs time and time again.
These notes concern just three disasters which made news in our village. Today they have been largely forgotten - but there are reminders here of each of them, for those who know where to look.
Below: the SS Izaro stuck on the rocks 1907.
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