Birmingham Pub Bombings Vigil

The dean of Birmingham will hold a vigil today to remember the 21 victims killed in the Birmingham Pub Bombings 38 years ago.

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Tomorrow marks 39 years since 21 people died when bombs exploded in two pubs in Birmingham city centre. Eighteen-year-old Maxine Hambleton was one of those killed. Her brother Brian and sister Julie are fighting to get justice for the victims.

Vigil held for victims of Birmingham pub bombings

A vigil has been held to remember those killed in the Birmingham pub bombings 38 years ago.

Held last night (21 November), it was organised by a campaign group which wants the crime re-investigated.

Candles were lit to remember those killed in the pub bombings Credit: ITV Central
The Very Revd Catherine Ogle, Dean of Birmingham, led the vigil
The Very Revd Catherine Ogle, Dean of Birmingham, led the vigil Credit: ITV Central
Floral tributes and candles Credit: ITV Central

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Vigil held for victims of the Birmingham Pub Bombings

Birmingham Pub Bombings
Birmingham Pub Bombings Credit: ITV Central

The dean of Birmingham will hold a vigil today to remember the 21 victims of the Birmingham Pub Bombings 38 years ago.

The explosions which happened in 1974, injured almost 200 people.

The names of all 21 people who died, will be read out and candles will be lit for every victim and taken to the memorial.

The bombs destroyed parts of the city
The bombs destroyed parts of the city Credit: ITV Central

The bombs were widely blamed on the IRA and six men were wrongly convicted.

Earlier this year, West Midlands Police agreed to review some forensic aspects of the case.