• Old Haa
  • 25 November 2023

2024 will mark the 100th anniversary of the tragic wrecking of the Bohus, on the east coast of Yell.

To commemorate the tragic event of the 26th April 1924 the Old Haa is dedicating an exhibition to retell the events before, during and after that terrible day.

In able to tell the local story as best as possible, we are requesting the assistance of the Yell community to let us know of anything they have or know about, which would help retell the events.

Although nothing could be done to avoid the disaster, the local people showed huge courage and heroism in saving lives as the ship was sinking, of hospitality in the following days, and compassion to the families of the lost sailors for years afterwards.

As the tragedy affected so many Yell people, we hope that locals may well have collected stories, or artifacts which we'd very much like to record, and if possible use in our exhibition.  Perhaps, your grandparents told you about what they saw or heard, maybe you found something on the shore, possibly someone wrote a song or a fiddle tune?

Any physical items can be loaned on for the duration of the exhibition, with full accreditation or anonymously; whatever you wish.

The exhibition will open for the season on the 7th April.




The local Yell Community helps to raise funds, and although admission to the museum is free, donations are always very welcome.

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