Survivors fall silent in poignant tribute

Heads bowed in solemn remembrance, they gathered to commemorate the day which claimed scores of young lives.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 24th August 2014, 2:14 pm
Photo: David Hurst
Service held in Holy Trinity CC Church grounds to commemoratethe 70th anniversary of the Freckleton Air Disaster
The procession with schoolchildren and survivor Mrs Ruby Currell walk down to the memorial
Photo: David Hurst Service held in Holy Trinity CC Church grounds to commemoratethe 70th anniversary of the Freckleton Air Disaster The procession with schoolchildren and survivor Mrs Ruby Currell walk down to the memorial

Survivors, relatives and villagers marked the 70th anniversary of the Freckleton air disaster, which left 61 people dead.

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Hundreds attended a service in the church yard of Holy Trinity C E church, on Lytham Road, to remember the tragedy which took place nearby.

See the story of some of the disaster’s survivors in tomorrow’s Gazette.