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Lewisham - 50 years on

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Next Tuesday (4/12/07) will mark the 50th anniversary of the Lewisham train crash in which 90 people lost their lives and more than 200 were seriously injured. It has been announced that a memorial service will be held at St. Johns Church, St. Johns Vale London SE8 4EA on Sunday 2/12/07 at 3pm. The church is apparently very near the scene of the accident.

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In one of those odd quirks of fate my father was in the preceding train. Being a steam enthusiast he was in the habit of travelling in the leading coach with the window open - I guess it was lucky he didn't miss his train or yours truly might not be on this forum!

When my mother arrived to pick him up at the station she got the utmost reassurance that his train would be on time and not to worry and that everything was fine.... it was only when they got home that they discovered the awful news.

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