Memorial service to be held for Hatfield rail disaster

PUBLISHED: 14:22 04 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:00 09 October 2017

The memorial garden for the Hatfield rail disaster which claimed four lives.

The memorial garden for the Hatfield rail disaster which claimed four lives.

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A memorial service is being held this month in honour of those who died and were injured during Hatfield's rail disaster in 2000.

On October 17, 2000, at 12.10pm a train travelling at 115mph derailed just south of Hatfield station killing four men and injuring 70.

Peter Monkhouse, 50, Steve Arthur, 46, Leslie Gray, 43, and Robert Alcorn, 37, all lost their lives in the disaster.

Hatfield Town Council and Rev Darren Collins of Hatfield’s St Etheldreda’s Church will be holding a remembrance service on October 17, at the Memorial Gardens in Great North Road, for the victims and survivors of the crash.

Those interested in attending are asked to meet at the Memorial Gardens at noon for the service to begin at 12.10pm.

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