A sky lantern release will remember the children who lost their lives in the Great Yarmouth suspension bridge disaster.

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Campaigner Julie Staff has explained the 1845 tragedy to youngsters at Great Yarmouth Primary Academy, and they have been painting jam jars for a special tribute tomorrow night - on the 168th anniversary of the disaster.

The disaster unfolded on May 2, 1845, with almost 80 children losing their lives.

Mrs Staff will line the river with the jam jars, containing candles, and lanterns will be released near to the White Swan pub and the Suspension Bridge Tavern.

The event is set for around 8.45pm tomorrow.

3 comments

  • I do hope these 'sky lanterns' are environmentally friendly, totally bio-degradable and free from any wire. Sadly to many are not - they litter the countryside and frequently cause severe injuries to cows who chew them up with the grass and get the wire stuck in their throat or gut. See this RSPCA advice: http:www.rspca.org.ukallaboutanimalshelpandadvicelitterchineselanterns Let's not remember one disaster by creating another.

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    Huw Sayer

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013

  • 'so pose' not 'no pose' darn - wish there was an edit function :-(

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    Huw Sayer

    Thursday, May 2, 2013

  • Delighted to hear from the organisers that the Sky Lanterns being used are biodegradable and contain no wire (no pose no threat to wildlife) - credit to them for paying attention to this issue - best wishes for a successful event.

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    Huw Sayer

    Thursday, May 2, 2013

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