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Service to mark Summerland tragedy

Leisure complex burned down in 1973

A campaigner for the victims of the Summerland tragedy says the Island has not forgotten - 44 years on.

The leisure complex burned down on 2 August, 1973, killing 50 people.

Tina Brennen watched from nearby as the disaster unfolded, and has pushed for a public memorial for a number of years.

She says, despite attempts to 'airbrush out' the event, it has never left the public's consciousness:

A short service of remembrance is being held opposite the former Summerland site on Douglas Promenade tonight at 7.30pm.

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