Bilocca and her colleagues known as the Headscarf
Revolutionaries; Yvonne Blenkinsop, Christine Jensen, Mary
Lillian Bilocca as a Headscarf Revolutionary led a campaign for the safety of fishing fleet. Her campaign led to the establishment of a Fisherman's Charter by Harold Wilson's Labour Government. The campaign started following the loss of three trawlers in a tragic period that shook the city and the whole fishing industry.
The Three Trawlers were; St. Romanus, Kingston Peridot, and Ross Cleveland lost with 58 fishermen on board.
Read more The Headscarf Revolutionaries: Lillian Bilocca and the Hull Triple-Trawler Disaster and Turning the Tide. She has plaques in her memory in Hull located at the Maritime Museum and on The Boulevard area of Hessle Road. BBC did a fine documentary on her remarkable story called Hull's Headscarf Heroes. It was narrated by Hull's Lucy Beaumont.