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Marchioness Remembered: Service 25 Years On

Wednesday 20th August 2014

A service will take place in London to remember the 25th anniversery of the Marchioness disaster in which 51 people died.


The riverboat, which was packed with partygoers, collided with a dredger on the River Thames and sank in 1989.

Southwark Cathedral will host a lunchtime Eucharist, when Linda Hunt, who lost her daughter Julie in the tragedy, will read out the names of the dead.

Among those who died was Francesca Dallaglio, the 19-year-old sister of former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio.

Another victim was merchant banker Antonio de Vasconcellos, whose was celebrating his 26th birthday on the Marchioness.