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70th anniversary of the Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash to be marked in exhibition

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Harrow and Wealdstone Rail Crash, the date will be marked with a public exhibition at Harrow Arts Centre from Friday 6th October till Sunday 7th November at The Gallery.

The exhibition will serve to commemorate 70 years since the accident, remembering lives lost and will feature stories from people that remember the darkest day in Harrow’s history.

Harrow Arts Centre is the perfect place to remember the people that sadly lost their lives, and celebrate the heroes that helped save many back in October 1952. HAC is considered the only professional venue which is available for multiple events within the Borough of Harrow.

This free event can be seen from Monday to Sunday from 10:00am till 4:00pm. During the rail disaster, 112 people were killed and over 300 were injured. Around 8:18am a Perth to Euston express sleeper was delayed due to heavy fog and overshot signals outside the Harrow Wealdstone Station.


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Sadly, the express struck a stationary train in Harrow which was headed to Euston from Tring. In a span of seconds a third train travelling from Euston to Liverpool, unfortunately, hit debris from the initial collision at a speed of 60mph. The impact of the collision was so severe that its two locomotives rode up onto a platform and many of its carriages flipped into the air hurtling into a footbridge.

Clubbing together with Harrow Angels this forthcoming event will exhibit in honour of 70 years of memorizing innocent lives brutally taken away and brave heroes who helped in the initial emergency response.

Harrow Arts Centre
171 Uxbridge Road
Hatch End HA5 4EA.