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55th anniversary of Winter Hill air crash

THE 55th anniversary of the Winter Hill plane crash in which 35 Manx residents lost their lives on the slopes of Winter Hill, near Horwich in Lancashire, will take place on, Wednesday, February 27.

The Rotary Club of Douglas has arranged for a short, informal service of remembrance to be held at the Winter Hill Memorial in Cooil y Ree Park, St John’s.

As well as remembering those who lost their lives, thanks will also be given to the residents of Horwich, and in particular members of the Rotary Club of Horwich, who did so much to help in the rescue of survivors and provide comfort and support.

The service will be held at 10.30am and is open to all.

Afterwards, attendees are invited to have a cup of tea or coffee at Green’s Cafe in Main Road, St John’s.

 

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