THREE survivors of Huddersfield’s worst tragedy will be given front row seats at a memorial service tomorrow.
Some 49 employees – many of them women and teenagers – died in an inferno at Booth’s Factory at John William Street in Huddersfield town centre on October 31, 1941.
Three survivors, Florie Walsh, Gladys Lunn and Emma Atkinson, will be guests of honour at a memorial service at Huddersfield Parish Church tomorrow from midday.
The service will be followed by a procession from the church to the site of the fire, now a goods yard at the rear of Tesco.
A plaque remembering the fire’s victims will be installed on the perimeter wall of the goods yard.
It will be unveiled by Kirklees Mayor Clr David Ridgway.