- 3 Oct 2016
Information from eventbrite.co.uk:
The BBC has a long article about the crash, where relatives and others directly affected by the disaster share their memories of the accident:LNER, together with Network Rail and Freightliner, is hosting a virtual memorial to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the Great Heck train crash. This will be held from 10am on Sunday 28 February 2021.
On the afternoon of Sunday 28 February at 2pm, there will also be an online memorial service live-streamed from Selby Abbey, led by Canon John Weetman, Vicar of Selby Abbey and the Reverend Peter Hibbs. A commemorative candle will be lit for each of those
who lost their lives
"You know, there was a train crash this morning that involved dad's train. I've got to tell you that your daddy's dead, and you won't see him again."
Five hours before Mary Dunn found herself having to break the worst possible news to her sons, she had been awoken by the sound of sirens.
It was the morning of 28 February 2001. She switched on her television and saw the wreckage of a freight train lying on its side near the M62 outside Selby.