North Roe Primary School

The Delting Disaster



My presentation was about the Delting disaster. My great grandad charlie laurenson opened the memorial 100 years after the storm. Hom bru made a song called the sang o da Delting lass  and that song tells a story about a lass who lost her man in the Delting disaster and it makes me cry every time. By Mairianne


  1. Well done Mairianne.

  2. Hello Mairianne, for your interest John Cogle, second name on the left side of the memorial, was my Great Grandfather. His death left his pregnant wife Jane and 5 other children to fend the best they could. William, my Grandfather, was 2 at the time. They moved to Scotland. William joined the army at 15 and went to war, he fought in it from beginning to end Later moving to Australia with his mother and most of his siblings. Its nice to know people remember those poor hardworking fishermen who lost their lives.

    • Hi Greg, Thank you for your comment. I was wondering where your great grandad and great granny lived? I am wondering if they lived near to my family because they might have known each other. The people who were lost from my family were from Firth in Mossbank.

  3. Hello Mairianne, They lived in Mossbank too. John Cogle married Jane Blance, After the disaster the family had little choice but to move to find work. Jane passed away in Australia in 1924. I hope to visit her grave next year in Newcastle Australia, In June I hope to be in Shetland and see the Delting memorial for myself.
    Thank you for your reply.

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