Winter Hill air crash remembered

Pauline Howland lights a candle in memory of her father, Leslie Kneale of Port St Mary, who was killed in the Winter Hill air crash

Pauline Howland lights a candle in memory of her father, Leslie Kneale of Port St Mary, who was killed in the Winter Hill air crash

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Pauline Howland lights a candle in memory of her father Leslie Kneale, of Port St Mary, one of 35 Manx residents who died in the Winter Hill air crash.

Yesterday (Thursday) was the 56th anniversary of the crash, which happened when the plane crashed on the slopes of Winter Hill, near Horwich, in Lancashire, killing all but seven people on board.

Winter Hill disaster 1958
Winter Hill disaster 1958

A service of remembrance was held at St John’s Church to remember those who lost their lives and give thanks to the residents of Horwich who helped in the rescue of survivors and provide comfort and support.

 

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