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Hundreds gather for 45th anniversary of Coleraine Railway Road bombing

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David Gilmore a victim of the Coleraine Bomb in 1973 when he was only 10 years-old lay flowers at the cenotaph on Sunday in memory of the six victims.PICTURES MARK JAMIESON.

David Gilmore a victim of the Coleraine Bomb in 1973 when he was only 10 years-old lay flowers at the cenotaph on Sunday in memory of the six victims.PICTURES MARK JAMIESON.

Sinn Fein Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Brenda Chivers in (second right) and fellow Councillors at aColerasine Ministers Council Service of Reflection and Pray in Coleraine Town to remember the six people killed in an IRA bomb in Railway Road in the town in 1973. Picture (thrid right) is Gregory Campbell MP.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

Sinn Fein Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Brenda Chivers in (second right) and fellow Councillors at aColerasine Ministers Council Service of Reflection and Pray in Coleraine Town to remember the six people killed in an IRA bomb in Railway Road in the town in 1973. Picture (thrid right) is Gregory Campbell MP.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

REPRO FREE..A service of reflection has been held to mark the 45th anniversary of the Railway Road bombing in Coleraine. Relatives of those who died were among those who attended the event on Sunday (June 10) along with members of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

REPRO FREE..A service of reflection has been held to mark the 45th anniversary of the Railway Road bombing in Coleraine. Relatives of those who died were among those who attended the event on Sunday (June 10) along with members of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Friends and famlies who attended a Service of Reflection and Prayer in memory of loved ones wwwer killed in a IRA bomb attack in the town in 1973.

Friends and famlies who attended a Service of Reflection and Prayer in memory of loved ones wwwer killed in a IRA bomb attack in the town in 1973.

Sinn Fein Mayor of Causway Coast and Glens Brenda Chivers is followed by the Lord Lieutenant Allison Millar at a Colerasine Ministerts Council Service of Reflection and Pray in Coleraine Town to remember  the six peope  l killed in an IRA bomb in Railway Road in the town in 1973. On the left is  Gregory Campbell MP with members of the clergy.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

Sinn Fein Mayor of Causway Coast and Glens Brenda Chivers is followed by the Lord Lieutenant Allison Millar at a Colerasine Ministerts Council Service of Reflection and Pray in Coleraine Town to remember the six peope l killed in an IRA bomb in Railway Road in the town in 1973. On the left is Gregory Campbell MP with members of the clergy.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

REPRO FREE..A service of reflection has been held to mark the 45th anniversary of the Railway Road bombing in Coleraine. Relatives of those who died were among those who attended the event on Sunday (June 10) along with members of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

REPRO FREE..A service of reflection has been held to mark the 45th anniversary of the Railway Road bombing in Coleraine. Relatives of those who died were among those who attended the event on Sunday (June 10) along with members of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Side by Side Gergory Campbell MP and Sinn Fein Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens at Sunday's Service in memory of six people killed in a IRA Bomb in Coleraine in 1973.

Side by Side Gergory Campbell MP and Sinn Fein Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens at Sunday's Service in memory of six people killed in a IRA Bomb in Coleraine in 1973.

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David Gilmore a victim of the Coleraine Bomb in 1973 when he was only 10 years-old lay flowers at the cenotaph on Sunday in memory of the six victims.PICTURES MARK JAMIESON.

Around 200 people gathered at the Diamond in Coleraine to commemorate the lives of those who died in the IRA bomb 45 years ago along with those who survived the atrocity.

Six people, Dinah Campbell, Francis Campbell, Elizabeth Craigmile, Nan Davis, Elizabeth Plamer and Robert Scott lost their lives when the bomb exploded on Railway Road while 33 people suffered injuries.

A second bomb exploded five minutes later in Hanover Place, however no one was injured in this explosion.

Ministers from a number of churches led prayers and hymns before a floral tribute was laid by  one of the survivors, David Gilmour who was just ten years of age when the blast exploded in front of him and his parents.

Councillors from all parties in Causeway Coast and Glens were in attendance among them the recently elected Mayor, Sinn Fein Councillor Brenda Chivers as well as East Londonderry MP, Gregory Campbell and MLAs, Claire Sugden, Maurice Bradley and George Robinson.

Sinn Fein Councillor Sean McGlinchey who was convicted and served 18 years in prison of his role in carrying out the bomb when he was a member of the IRA previously expressed regret for his actions.

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