Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Find My Past Preview: Tay Bridge Disaster
This week's Find My Past episode focuses on the Tay Bridge Disaster of 28 December 1879. In this horrific accident one stormy night, many people lost their lives when the bridge collapsed during a gale. A passenger train on the bridge (which had opened just the previous year) plunged into the ice-cold waters of the Tay: no-one survived. As always, the programme, which airs on Yesterday this Thursday at 9pm, looks at the stories of some people whose ancestors were involved in this tragedy.