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Local history: Book commemorates Herald tragedy

Contributed by editor on Apr 13, 2008 - 05:33 PM


A special memorial book of cuttings from newspapers and other material about the loss of the Herald of Free Enterprise 20 years ago, has been lodged in the archives of Dover Town Council.

The Herald Memorial Book was presented on Monday to former Dover mayor Jan Tranter, whose idea it was to compile the album. It is now hoped the book will be displayed in the mayor’s parlour.

It was handed over by Janet Johnston, who was awarded the MBE for her work in founding the Dover Counselling Centre, established to help survivors from the lost ferry and for those whose loved ones died in the disaster.

The volume contains the names of those who died in the tragedy, including many seafarers, and the orders of memorial services that have been held over the years.