NS5864 : Cheapside Street fire memorial plaques

taken 3 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

Cheapside Street fire memorial plaques
Cheapside Street fire memorial plaques
One of the two plaques by the Clyde Walkway at Cheapside Street. The fire resulted in Britain's worst peacetime fire services disaster when 19 service men where killed on 28th March 1960.

The small plaque on the front reads as follows...

"This memorial was unveiled
on the 30th August 2010
by the RT Hon, The Lord Provoost of Glasgow
Councillor Bob Winter
to commemorate the 50th anniversary
of the Cheapside Street bonded warehouse disaster
on 28th March 1960
in honour of the members of
the Glasgow Fire Service & Glasgow Salvage Corps
who perished in the explosion and building collapse".

See also NS5864 : Cheapside Street fire memorial plaques & NS5864 : Cheapside Street fire memorial plaques.

Here is a LinkExternal link to the wikipedia article about the fire.
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Sunday, 24 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 30 August, 2014
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Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
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Memorial 
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