Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Find My Past - Tay Bridge Disaster

This week's Find My Past trailer:

In this week's episode three people find their connection to the Tay Bridge disaster. Opened in early 1878, the Tay Bridge was the world’s longest bridge at two miles from bank to bank. It greatly reduced the rail journey from Dundee to London. On 28 December 1879, a gale was blowing down the estuary and the bridge could not withstand the force. A section collapsed, taking a passenger train with it into the icy waters of the Tay; drowning all 75 people on board.

The episode airs on Thursday 15th December on Yesterday at 9pm and is repeated daily throughout the following week. Yesterday can be found at Sky channel 537, Virgin TV channel 203 and Freeview channel 12 and there is more info about the series at and their Facebook page at

(With thanks to Lee Washington)


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