Birmingham stations mark 40th pub bomb anniversary
Birmingham stations mark 40th pub bomb anniversary
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Birmingham stations mark 40th pub bomb anniversary

Free Radio and BBC WM are amongst the stations marking the 40th Anniversary of the Birmingham Pub Bombings with their own special programmes.

On November 21st 1974, terrorists believed to be the IRA detonated two bombs in the Mulberry Bush and Tavern in the Town pubs in the centre of Birmingham, which killed 21 people and injured almost 200.

Free Radio will broadcast a special documentary from 8pm till 8:17pm – the precise time the first bomb was detonated. Contributors include one of the first firefighters to arrive at the Tavern in the Town pub.

Speaking of the atrocities, Prime Minister David Cameron, told Free Radio: “I don’t think that the people of Birmingham, or indeed the people of the country will ever forget those that suffered and those that died from those horrific bombings. What we must do is make sure we continue to build the peace and prosperity that we now have. But we should remember.”

And BBC WM will re-create the events of the night, hearing from people who were there, and presenters Les Ross, Nick Owen and Jim Rosenthal all share their memories of the night during the one hour programme.

BBC WM’s Managing Editor Gareth Roberts said it was important to mark such a tragically historic event that helped shape the city of Birmingham. “I’m incredibly proud of the work my team have carried out for this week. Being able to tell the story of such a significant event in a sensitive yet informative way was so important and I think we’ve done that really well”.

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