This Saturday will be a special one for Partington and Salford as people will gather on the Manchester Ship Canal to remember the five people who perished on board Bobs ferry on April 14th 1970.
The fire started due to what was believed to be a leak which poured out thousands of gallons of petrol into the water as workers made their way to work, and sadly the ferry exploded killing everyone on board.
The ferryman at the time did alert the authorities about a strange smell and a mist that was making people unwell, he had suspended the service, he went to help some other people in boats and that’s when disaster struck, the ferryman died at the scene trying to help others.
Since that time and as far as we are aware no other ferry crossings have been made, many tributes will come in and a nice poem we had to show you sums it all up in one.
You can view the poem HERE
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