45th anniversary memorial service for victims of Birmingham pub bombings


A memorial service is taking place this evening (21st November) in the city centre on the 45th anniversary of the Birmingham pub bombings.

Forty five years ago today, bombs were detonated at the Mulberry Bush and Tavern in the Town pubs – the terrorist act devastated families and left a city in shock.

Twenty one innocent people lost their lives on the harrowing evening in 1974, with a further 220 victims left injured.

The service will be held at memorial trees (the new memorial designed by for the victims of the Bombings was unveiled last year) on Grand Central Plaza outside New Street station at 8pm.

During an inquest in April, the jury unanimously found that an ‘inadequate’ warning by the IRA caused or contributed to the deaths and there were no errors in the way police responded to the warning call.

Our thoughts continue to be with all those affected by this atrocious act of violence on our city.


  1. poignant video,
    Terrible time, not only for the victims and their family and friends but it also scared the psyche of the city and its people in so many ways.


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