Memorial service for lost footballers

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A COMMEMORATION to mark the 125th anniversary of the drowning of 15 Mornington Football Club players in 1892 will be held 2pm, Sunday 21 May.

The event will be at the footballers’ memorial, above, on the corner of the Esplanade and Schnapper Point Drive, Mornington.

The public is invited to the commemoration followed by afternoon tea at the Bay Hotel, 62 Main St, organised by Mornington and District Historical Society.

The footballers were returning on a fishing boat from a match at Mordialloc which foundered as it approached Pelican Point, off Mt Eliza. The skipper, Charles Hooper, was a player and is one of those named on the memorial.

First published in the Mornington News – 16 May 2017

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