Railway Road bomb victims remembered

David Harding Mayor of Coleraine lays a wreath to mark 40 years to the day after an IRA bomb kiled six people.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.
David Harding Mayor of Coleraine lays a wreath to mark 40 years to the day after an IRA bomb kiled six people.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

A memorial service was held in Coleraine yesterday for six pensioners killed in a “forgotten massacre” by the IRA in the town 40 years ago.

The pensioners, all Protestants, were Elizabeth Craigmile, 76, Robert Scott, 72, Dinah Campbell, 72, Francis Campbell, 70, Nan Davis, 60, and Elizabeth Palmer, 60.

Outgoing Coleraine Mayor Sam Cole said up to 300 people attended a service at the war memorial in the town centre yesterday.

“It was very timely but very sad,” said the DUP councillor. “The event was long overdue because we need to recognise the victims of the Troubles.”

Unionist councillors, the PSNI and the British Legion all laid wreaths.

Mr Cole said some of the families yesterday asked for a memorial plaque to be erected on Railway Road where the bombing took place.

For full story and pictures see Tuesday’s Coleraine Times