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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A sky lantern release will remember the children who lost their lives in the Great Yarmouth suspension bridge disaster.
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.