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Lollipop Express victims remembered

Hundreds of people attended a Mass to mark the 50th anniversary of a fatal rail crash, when a train carrying more than 230 schoolchildren derailed.

Two children and a British Rail representative died and dozens were hurt when the train crashed at Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, on 28 May 1964.

Pupils from four schools in Stafford had been bound for York for a day trip on the special service, dubbed the Lollipop Express.

BBC Midlands Today's Joanne Writtle spoke to crash survivor Mary Podmore, Tim Tiernan, her father, Tom Heffernan, the brother of victim Christine, and survivor John Gibson.

Photos courtesy of James Payne/Through their Eyes.

  • 06 Jun 2014