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Princess Victoria 50th Anniversary Plans

LOCAL POLITICIANS and council chiefs have met with their counterparts from across the North Channel to discuss plans for commemorating the loss of the Princess Victoria.

The ship sank in 1953 and groups from both the Stranraer and the Larne areas are now gearing up to mark the 50th anniversary of the loss.

An existing memorial is situated in Stranraer's Agnew Park and a further tribute is to be built next to it to record the passing of the 50th
anniversary.

The new memorial will be just one of a number of ways in which the loss is remembered. Church services and other functions are being arranged by groups on both sides of the channel.

Beth Gordon, depute convener of Dumfries and Galloway Council, told the Free Press

"It is a situation which we must deal with sensitively, taking into account the feelings of the relatives and friends of those who died".

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