Village Remembers Train Crash Victims
6 January 2018, 09:10
Heart's been told it's important that any who lives in a Staffordshire village - where a fatal train crash happened - knows about it.
11 people died after a low loader transporter carrying an electrical transformer was hit by the Manchester to London train back in 1968.
Today, a memorial will be unveiled at the village churchyard.
Here are a few first hand accounts from that day 50 years ago.
Residents in a #Staffordshire village have raised funds for a memorial 50 years after 11 people died in a train crash there. It's being unveiled today in #Hixon. David Baldwin was one of the first police officers called to the scene in 1968. #HeartNews pic.twitter.com/eM0tXX8AZh— West Mids News (@HeartWMidsNews) January 6, 2018
A memorial is being unveiled in #Hixon in #Staffordshire today to remember the 11 people who died in a train crash there 50 years ago. Bernard Gibman was one of the first firemen called to the scene in 1968. #HeartNews pic.twitter.com/dxTLFi72KE— West Mids News (@HeartWMidsNews) January 6, 2018