Cheapside Street Disaster - 50th Anniversary Events
A Private Service for Friends and Family of The Fallen will be held at Glasgow’s Necropolis at 1300 hrs, concluding at 1330 hrs.
The Necropolis event will be followed by a Service to be held within Glasgow Cathedral. The Service will commence at 1430 hrs and conclude at 1530 hrs.
Due to restrictions within the Cathedral, the Service is a ticketed event with priority given to veterans and family members.
Following the Cathedral service, a Guard of Honour will march along Cochrane Street to George Square and at 1550 hrs. Two minutes silence will take place.
There will be a gathering at George Square at 1630 hrs where Lord Provost Robert Winter and councillor Brian Wallace will unveil a new memorial stone. The stone will be later mounted at the River Clyde Walkway near to the point where water was drawn to supply the pumps at the Cheapside Street Fire.
The static display in George Square will open to the public at 1200 hrs. This will include uniforms and equipment from the period.
Visitors can View The Cheapside Street Disaster Display in the Mitchell Street Library during normal Library opening hours until April 30th.