22nd May marks the centenary of the Quintinshill Disaster.
Considered the worst British train crash on British railways, by the end of Saturday 22nd May 1915, the 7th Royal Scots lost over 220 men and a further 246 were left injured. The crash occurred when a troop train collided with a passenger train and then an express train outside Gretna Green in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Those killed and injured were mainly Territorial soldiers of the 1/7th (Leith) Battalion, the Royal Scots, and were bound for the Gallipoli Campaign.
To mark the centenary, Crewe Town Council in partnership with Crewe Historical Society, is holding a presentation on the Quintinshill Disaster prepared by Paul Blurton which will be followed by a talk from local historian Peter Ollerhead on Crewe in 1915.
The evening will be held at the Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sports and Arts on Broad Street at 7pm. Tickets are £3 and can be purchased on the door.