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    Does Anyone Remember This Tragic Event When 56 People Lost Their Lives That Day. on the 11th of may
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    Quote Originally Posted by onthebusesfan View Post
    Does Anyone Remember This Tragic Event When 56 People Lost Their Lives That Day. on the 11th of may
    Yes, I do. One of Yorkshire's worst disasters. It was started by a cigarette, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Bear View Post
    Yes, I do. One of Yorkshire's worst disasters. It was started by a cigarette, I think.
    Thats Right I Think It Was Do You Remember Seening On Telly unfolding into a massive fire on match of the day and the news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onthebusesfan View Post
    Does Anyone Remember This Tragic Event When 56 People Lost Their Lives That Day. on the 11th of may
    Very vaugly I do - though I was 8 at the time, as it was relative local to me

    If you had asked me about Hillsborough Disaster too Onthebusesfan, Hillsborough was even more so lcoal- I can recall that day - 1 day before my 12th Birthday like yesterday what I did that April 15th 1989

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Bear View Post
    Yes, I do. One of Yorkshire's worst disasters. It was started by a cigarette, I think.
    Cigarette. Reminiscent of the King's Cross Tube fire. After which smoking was banned on the Tube. People now could never contemplate that there was a time when smoking was permissible in the carriages.

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    With the Kings Cross file they had wooden escalators. Since then they have installed metal ones as seen in department stores & the like

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    Yes a friend of mine, Steve Parsons died in the Kings Cross fire. It must have been terrible. He had two young sons and was getting remarried. He lived in St Albans. Tragic.

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    I did a Fire Warden's course for work and they played a tape of this, showing what went wrong - very harrowing!
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    World of Sport was still on Saturday afternoons, and so they covered it.

    I remember my parents having that Gerry Marsden "You'll Never Walk Alone" charity LP that raised money for the fund. Various celebrities such as the late Sir Bruce Forsyth were on the front cover.

    The B-side had celebrity tributes on with the music playing in the background.
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    I was in the car with the radio switched on and reports were coming in that there was a fire. It didn't really dawn on me just how bad it was until I got home and saw the TV coverage.

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