Saturday, December 28, 2013

Tay Rail Bridge Disaster Memorials unveiling

Earlier today, I was delighted to attend a reception at Discovery Point to commemorate today's unveiling of the memorials to the victims of the Tay Rail Bridge Disaster in 1879, 134 years to the day of the disaster in which 59 known victims lost their lives.

Thereafter I attended the Dundee memorial unveiling at Riverside at which a large crowd of people attended.     I was a trustee of the Tay Rail Bridge Disaster Memorial Trust in its early days and it was wonderful to see the Trust's work towards memorials in both Fife and Dundee to the victims coming to fruition.

Here's a short video of the ceremony at Riverside and some photographs from today's event:

Tay Rail Bridge Disaster Memorial Trust Chair Professor David Swinfen addresses the reception at Discovery Point
Large attendance at the memorial unveiling at Riverside
Floral tributes at the memorials