Cheapside fire deaths marked

A MEMORIAL marking the deaths of 19 men in a blaze at a whisky bond has been unveiled on the Clyde Walkway, beside Cheapside and Warroch Streets.

I think is it fitting that we remember the fourteen firefighters and five members of the Salvage Corps died in a blast at the Arbuckle, Smith and Company warehouse in March 1960 – the worst peacetime tragedy in the history of the British fire service.

The bond contained more than a million gallons of whisky and the fire took a week to put out.

Thanks to Gordon Dundas, Whisky Mag’s sales manager, for nipping out to get this picture.

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