It's thirty years since the blast forever changed the lives of those in St Michaels on Wyre. Water officials had taken people on a tour of Abbeystead Station, north of the village, to convince them it wasn't responsible for flooding.
Underground methane ignited while they were inside. 16 died, many more were injured.
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A windy weekend. Rain clearing to sunshine & showers during Saturday. Cooler on Sunday with further showers following morning rain.