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Remembering the victims of Zeebrugge

Herald anniversary service
Herald anniversary service

by Graham Tutthill

gtutthill@thekmgroup.co.uk

Survivors and relatives of those who died in the Zeebrugge ferry
disaster 25 years ago attended a special service in Dover on
Tuesday.

More than 250 people filled St Mary's Church for the
service.

They were able to leave memories of their loved ones for a Book
of Remembrance which is being compiled, and stars were used to
provide a lasting legacy of memories to those who died when
the Herald of Free Enterprise capsized, on March 6, 1987.

Family and friends of victims as well as anyone affected by the
disaster were able to record their feelings on the stars as part of
the service to mark the anniversary of the disaster.

Herald anniversary service
Herald anniversary service

The sermon, with the theme Peace Be
Still, was given by the Bishop of Dover, the Rt Rev
Trevor Willmott (pictured left).

Among those attending was the Admiral the Lord Boyce, the Lord
Warden of the Cinque Ports, as well as civic dignitories including
the Mayor of Dover, Cllr Ronnie Philpott and district council
chairman, Cllr Sue Nicholas.

A total of 193 people died. Their names, which are already
included on a Roll of Honour below a stained glass window
commemorating the event at the church, were read out during the
service.

A Remembrance Candle was lit by Andrew Parker (pictured above),
the passenger who formed a human bridge by laying down across a gap
on the ferry so other passengers could crawl across him to safety.
He was later awarded the George Medal for his bravery. Mr Parker
also read a lesson at the service.

Muffled peals of bells rang before the service and this
evening. Among the bellringers is a P&O Ferries employee, four
people who took part in the muffled ringing at the time of the
tragedy, and retired school teacher whose pupils lost close family
members.

Tomorrow morning, another muffled quarter peal will be rung as a
reminder of the scenes in the town on the following
morning.

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Herald anniversary

A new memorial has been created on Dover
seafront with 25 white rose bushes having been planted in an area
in front of the Gateway Flats, one for each year since the
disaster.

Relatives then went to the Prince of Wales Pier to also cast
wreaths and flowers into the sea.

For the full story and more photos, see this week's
Dover Mercury and East Kent Mercury.

Those who died were:

Barry Allen, 49, of Folkestone.
Cook.

Eileen Baddeley, 41, of Wallasey.
Passenger.

Ian Baddeley, 54, of Wallasey.
Passenger.

Richard Barnard, 38, of Deal.
Quartermaster.

Lee Birtles, 38, of River.
Storeman.

Norman Blanchard, 49, of Essex.
Passenger.

Robert Boatwright, 36, of Middlesex.
Passenger.

Daphne Bonner, 41, of Gravesend.
Passenger.

Terence Bonner, 42, of Gravesend.
Passenger.

Jennifer Braganza, 20, of Middlesex.
Passenger.

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Herald of Free Enterprise window

Jody Bray, 7, of Teynham. Passenger.

John Bray, 32, of Teynham.
Passenger.

Gerard Brazil, 43, of Dover. Cook.

Carole Buckley, 37, of Yeovil.
Passenger.

Nichola Buckley, 13, of Yeovil.
Passenger.

Patrick Buckley, 44, of Yeovil.
Passenger.

Diana Bunker, 29, of Germany.
Passenger.

Nadine Bunker. Passenger.

Lynda Burt, 38, of Dover.
Stewardess.

Daniel Burthe, 42, of Folkestone.
Cafeteria supervisor.

Laura Bushaway, 12, of Milton Keynes.
Passenger.

Ronald Bushaway, 63, of Milton Keynes.
Passenger.

Rosina Bushaway, 59, of Milton Keynes.
Passenger.

Glen Butler, 25, of Folkestone.
Steward.

Astrid Cain, 55, of Middlesex.
Passenger.

Janice Cain, 32, of Middlesex.
Passenger.

Percy Calder, 45, of Sholden.
Steward.

Linda Cockram, 24, of Wembley.
Passenger.

Edward Crofton, 52, of River.
Passenger.

Robert Crone, 48, of St Margaret’s.
Senior chief engineer.

Margaret Cross, 42, of Berkshire.
Passenger.

Stanley Darby, 57, of Hawkinge. Chef
Petty Officer.

Wayne Davies, 25, of Wales.
Passenger.

Brian Delafield, 47, of Maidstone.
Passenger.

Carol Delafield, 43, of Maidstone.
Passenger.

Sharon Delafield, 17, of Maidstone.
Passenger.

David Disbury, 37, of Dover. Assistant
purser.

Andrew Dockrill, of Essex.
Passenger.

Emma Dockrill, 17, of Essex.
Passenger.

Patricia Dockrill, 41, of Essex.
Passenger.

Paul Donnelly, 24, of Southampton.
Passenger.

Paul Dowman, 22, of Essex.
Passenger.

Carol Dowie, 32, of Chatham.
Passenger.

Irene Dowie, 65, of Chatham.
Passenger.

Clayton Dyer, 18, of Whitfield.
Steward.

The Herald of Free Enterprise, which sank off Zeebrugge on March 6, 1987.
The Herald of Free Enterprise, which sank off Zeebrugge on March 6, 1987.

Brian Eades, 47, of St Margaret’s. Senior
purser.

Maureen Edwards, 48, of
Nottinghamshire. Passenger

Ann English, 29, of Strood.
Passenger.

Graham Evans, 43, of St Margaret’s.
Electrician.

Thomas Everard, 23, of County Meath.
Passenger.

Steven Ewell, 23, of Folkestone.
Steward.

Louise Finnegan, 20, of
Cambridgeshire. Passenger.

Roy Finnegan, 41, of London.
Passenger.

Alan Firbank, 21, of Leicester.
Passenger.

Andrew Fox, 11, of Maidstone.
Passenger.

Terence Frame 34, of Deal. Senior
barman.

Alison Gaillard, 27, of north west
London. Passenger.

Francis Gaillard, 27, of north west
London. Passenger.

John Gaylard. Passenger.

Christopher Glendenning, 41, of
Cheriton. Passenger.

Nicholas Gough, 19, of Aylesham.
Steward.

Eileen Gudgeon, 48, of Essex.
Passenger.

Julius GutwurcelI, 78, of Surrey.
Passenger.

Geoffrey Haney, 30, of Dover. Second
cook.

David Harris, 24, of London.
Passenger.

Lita Harris, 34, of West Malling.
Passenger.

Nicholas Harris, 39, of Gillingham.
Passenger.

Elsie Hartley, 65, of Derbyshire.
Passenger.

Hazel Hartley, 38, of Derbyshire.
Passenger.

Joseph Hartley, 65, of Derbyshire.
Passenger.

Richard Hartley, 31, of Derbyshire.
Passenger.

Patricia Hawley, 40, of Derbyshire.
Passenger.

Dean Hayward, 27, of Deal.
Motorman.

Barry Head, 25, of St Mary’s Bay.
Steward.

Robert Heard, 36, of Coventry.
Passenger.

Steven Helkvist, 24, of Dover.
Cook.

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Herald of Free Enterprise header

Richard Higgins, 20, of Surrey. Passenger.

Peter Hilling, 47, of Germany.
Passenger.

Simon Hinton, 32, of Basingstoke.
Passenger.

Susan Hinton, 36, of Basingstoke.
Passenger.

Richard Hobbs, 23, of Aylesham. Able
seamen.

Peter Hood, 51, of Dover.
Passenger.

Rebecca Horton, 23 days, of Essex.
Passenger.

Sharon Horton, 28, of Essex.
Passenger.

Anna Howard, 46, of east London.
Passenger.

Catherine Howard, 2I, of east London.
Passenger.

Stuart Hurley, 17, of Yeovil.
Passenger.

Maurice Ibbotson-Gale, 36, of
Scunthorpe. Passenger.

Ivy Jackson, 66, of Burton-on-Trent.
Passenger.

Patricia Jefferson, 38, of Sussex.
Passenger.

William Jefferson, 40, of Sussex.
Passenger.

Edward Johnson, 17, of Milton Keynes.
Passenger.

Kathleen Johnson, 43, of Milton
Keynes. Passenger.

Stephen Kenny, 33, of Gillingham.
Passenger.

Brenda Lamb, 31, of London.
Passenger.

Frances Lamy, 42, of east London.
Passenger.

Kim Lamy, 20, of east London.
Passsenger.

Steven Lamy, 11 months, of east
London. Passenger.

Victoria Lamy, 66, of east London.
Passenger.

Christopher Lawrence, 49, of
Lancashire. Passenger.

Ian Lawson, 24, of Dover. Steward.

Graham Lennox, 38, of Essex.
Passenger.

Mark Lennox, 13, of Essex.
Passenger.

Gary Lloyd, 19, of Leicestershire.
Passenger.

Shirley Lopez, 40, of Surrey.
Passenger.

Angus MacKay, 43, of Deal. Cook.

Terence Maloney, 55, of Hertfordshire.
Passenger.

Robert Mantle, 40, of Deal. Radio
officer.

Paul Marshall, 34, of Rochester.
Passenger.

Mildred Martin, 61, of Basingstoke.
Passenger.

Peter Martin, 53, of Sussex.
Passenger.

Catherine Mason, 28, of Germany.
Passenger.

Loranda Massey, 25, of Middlesex.
Passenger.

Sheila McKenny, 53, of St
Leonard’s-on-Sea. Passenger.

Alan Medhurst, 25, of Dover.
Steward

John Millgate, 26, of Dover.
Passenger.

Ivor Moat, 36, of Canterbury.
Cook.

Christopher Moy, 29, of Cheriton.
Passenger.

Edward Oldfield, 54, of Dover.
Steward.

Kiran Parsons, 28, of Nottinghamshire.
Passenger.

Hugh Pashley, 37, of Farnborough.
Passenger.

Neil Patterson, 47, of High Wycombe.
Passenger.

Nicola Payne,20, of Hastings.
Passenger.

Thomas Peach, 42, of Staffordshire.
Passenger.

Margaret Pelling, 58, of Beckenham.
Passenger.

Lea Pennicard, 18, of Essex.
Passenger.

Darren Perkins, 21, of Hastings.
Passenger.

Simon Perkins, 18, of Hastings.
Passenger.

Bettina Picinco, 49, of Cleveland.
Passenger.

Emily Peirce, 4, of Sittingbourne.
Passenger.

Fiona Pinnells, 20, of Aylesbury.
Passenger.

Heidi Pinnells, 12, of Aylesbury.
Passenger.

Egerton Quested, 39, of Eythorne.
Steward.

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Herald anniversary service

Karen Ray, 22, of Middlesex. Passenger.

Stephen Redman, 30, of Middlesex.
Passenger.

Jacqueline Reeder, 16, of Dunstable.
Passenger.

Jonathan Reynolds, 19, of
Buckinghamshire. Passenger.

Merna Richards, 31, of Canterbury.
Stewardess.

Ernest Rodgers, 52, of Dover.
Motorman.

David Santer, 48, of Folkestone.
Steward.

Michael Saunders, 41, of Gillingham.
Passenger.

David Saxby, 44, of Luton.
Passenger.

William Schmidt, 34, of London.
Passenger.

David Scott, 20, of Cheshire.
Passenger.

Wayne Sculthorpe, 19, of Leicester.
Passenger.

John Seely, 62, of Swanley.
Passenger.

Joyce Seely, 61, of Swanley.
Passenger.

Norman Sherratt, 40, of south east
London. Passenger.

Patricia Simpson, 39, of Welwyn Garden
CIty. Passenger.

Sadersham Lal Singhal, 57, of
Nottinghamshire. Passenger.

Michael Skippen, 29, of Canterbury.
Head waiter.

Brian Smith, 29, of Manchester.
Passenger.

Donna Smith, 27, of Manchester.
Passenger.

Sean Smith, 2I months, of Manchester.
Passenger.

Mary Smith, 44, of Essex.
Passenger.

Michael Smith. Passenger.

Richard Smith, 33, of Gillingham.
Passenger.

Rosemary Smith, 25, of Middlesex.
Passenger.

Stephen Smith, 32, of Heme Bay.
Passenger.

Barry Sopp, 39, of Bedfordshire.
Passenger.

Anthony Spink, 41, of Whitfield.
Steward.

Martin Spooner, 31, of Enfield.
Passenger.

Neil Spooner, 37, of Essex.
Passenger.

Stephen Sprules, 17, of Dover.
Catering assistant.

James Stanyer, 48, of Farnborough.
Passenger.

Alan Stedman. Passenger.

Piotr Swietochowski, 33, of west
London. Passenger.

Beverley Taylor, 36, of Germany.

Carol Taylor, 30, of south east
London. Passenger.

Stephen Taylor, 34, of south east
London. Passenger.

Donald Thirkettle, 57, of
 Middlesex. Passenger.

Gary Thomas, 23, of the Royal
Artillery. Passenger

Christopher Thumwood, 30, of
Broadstairs. Second engineering officer.

Janet Turner, 30, of Meopham.
Passenger.

Stephen Turner, 38, of Meopham.
Passenger.

Colin Virtue, 46, of Bromley.
Passenger.

Jacqueline Virtue, 44, of Bromley.
Passenger.

John Warwick, 29, of Folkestone.
Steward.

Alan Waters, 61, of Berkshire.
Passenger.

Molly Waters, 56, of Berkshire.
Passenger.

Dolvis Wellington-Fray, 28, of West
Norwood. Passenger.

David Whitworth, 36, of Liverpool.
Passenger.

Margaret Wieliczko, 22, of south
London. Passenger.

Derek Wilson, 61, of Sheffield.
Passenger.

Melanie Wilson, 23, of Middlesex.
Passenger.

Alan Woodall, 24, of Luton.
Passenger.

Derek Woodhouse, 62, of Essex.
Passenger.

Nora Woodhouse, 54, of Essex.
Passenger.

Kevin Worsley-Smith, 25, of Dover.
Steward.

Betty Wren, 32, of Middlesex.
Passenger.

Stephen Wren, 32, of Middlesex.
Passenger.

Jacqueline Wyatt, 24, of London.
Passenger.

Christine Young, 32, of Sittingbourne.
Passenger.

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