Summerland fire anniversary

A service of remembrance is to be held on the Isle of Man for the victims of the Summerland fire disaster 40 years ago today.

Memorial to Summerland victims unveiled

Hundreds remember the Summerland disaster

Around 400 people attended a memorial service on the Isle of Man tonight to remember the victims of the Summerland fire disaster 40 years ago.

Among them were the relatives of those who died.

A memorial bearing the names of the victims was unveiled.

Memorial to the victims
Relatives of the victims paid their own tributes

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Memorial to victims to be unveiled

The blackened framework of the Summerland entertainment centre Credit: PA Images

A service of remembrance is to be held on the Isle of Man for the victims of the Summerland fire disaster 40 years ago today.

Fifty people, nine of them children, died in the blaze at the leisure complex. 80 were injured

The wreckage inside the Summerland holiday complex Credit: PA Images

The complex in Douglas had been open for just over two years when the disaster happened.

It led to a major change in fire regulations on the Isle of Man and in the UK.

A memorial bearing the names of those who died will be unveiled in the Kaye Memorial Garden, at the bottom of Summer Hill, Douglas.

Vivid glow of flames in the skeleton of the Summerland entertainment centre Credit: PA Images