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Glen Cinema Memorial


As the last day of the old year draws near, it’s time for us to gather at the Cenotaph at 10.30am, near Paisley Cross to honour and remember those that lost their lives in the Glen Cinema Disaster on Hogmanay in 1929.

During the cowboy film ‘The Dude Desperado’ a canister of nitrate film made contact with the live terminal of a battery and began to smoulder, the resulting smoke gave the wrong impression that the cinema was on fire, panic ensued and 71 young children died and 40 were injured in the crush that followed.

On Saturday the 31st December the few remaining survivors of the tragedy along with the Paisley Development Trust, Bishop Tartaglia, Reverend Birss and representatives from the council and the community of Paisley will gather to pay our respects to those that lost their lives that fateful day.

Please join us.

Paisley Development Trust.

find out more http://www.glencinema.co.uk/