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Did your ancestor die in the Tay Bridge disaster?

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge Disaster

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge DisasterOn Sunday 28 December 1879, a 1,060 yard stretch of the Tay Bridge, the longest railway bridge in the world, collapsed killing 75 men, women and children. The … Continue reading

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Beautiful Railway Bridge

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge Disaster

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge Disaster On the last Sabbath day of 1879 At approximately 7.20 pm on Sunday 28 December 1879, a 1,060 yard stretch of the longest railway bridge in the … Continue reading

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The wind it blew…

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge Disaster

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge Disaster The wind it blew with all its might, And the rain came pouring down, December 1879 was a bad month all over Europe, with storms and frosts … Continue reading

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As soon as the catastrophe came to be known…

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge Disaster

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge DisasterAs soon as the catastrophe came to be known, The alarm from mouth to mouth was blown, Over in Dundee, several groups of people who were watching the … Continue reading

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Your central girders…

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge Disaster

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Tay Bridge DisasterYour central girders would not have given way, At least many sensible men do say, Had they been supported on each side with buttresses, At least many sensible … Continue reading

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