When I ask, my mum and her sis­ters com­ment on the lack of coun­selling avail­able

Evening Times - - NEWS -

The gate on the main exit door to Dy­ers Wynd was not only locked from the out­side, but the door it­self opened in­wards.

The cause of death for those killed was recorded as “as­phyxia by crush­ing” or “trau­matic as­phyxia”.

The New Year be­gan with grief and on Jan­uary 4, Pais­ley saw a pro­ces­sion of small white coffins as fu­ner­als were held.

A memo­rial bear­ing the names of those lost stands at Hawk­head Ceme­tery, where many are buried.

WHAT WAS THE RE­SPONSE TO THE TRAGEDY?

NEWS of the emer­gency drew the com­mu­nity to the cin­ema to get the chil­dren out.

Sur­vivor Emily Brown, 95, had gone there with her sis­ters and their mother was amongst those who raced to help.

The girls be­came sep­a­rated in the chaos and all sur­vived, with Emily, then just five, found wan­der­ing alone by an aunt.

The sib­lings were re­united at home and their mother was the only res­i­dent of Hunter Street who did not lose some­one that day.

In­jured chil­dren were loaded on to trams that were bound for the hospi­tal.

Med­i­cal staff were amongst the crowds who turned out for the

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