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Summerland victims to be remembered

45th anniversary of tragedy marked

Survivors, friends and relatives will come together to remember the Summerland disaster later.

The fire at the former leisure centre claimed 50 lives - and injured scores more - 45 years ago today (2 August).

For the first time, attendees have been allowed onto the derelict site on Douglas Promenade to hold a vigil.

A memorial will also be held simultaneously at the nearby Kaye Gardens.

Ruth McQuillan-Wilson suffered severe burns when she was caught in the fire as a young girl.

She says the memories will never leave her:

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