Today is the 27th anniversary of the Herald of Free Enterprise tragedy. In 1987, minutes after MS Herald of Free Enterprise left the port of Zeebrugge, the ship capsized, killing 193 people. I attended the memorial service in St Mary's Church, Dover, in commemoration of those passengers and crew who died.
The disaster badly affected our area and many people in Dover lost loved ones. It was a moving service and scores of people attended to pay their respects. It was good to talk to local residents after the service about the tragedy and its legacy. We will never forget what happened.
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