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Staff at Sainsburys, Mildenhall mark 145th anniversary of company ANL-140523-104105001

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Soham wartime hero James Nightall’s posthumously awarded George Cross will be unveiled when the 70th anniversary of the rail disaster that almost wiped out the town is commemorated on Tuesday.

It will be the centrepiece of a special commemoration organised by Soham Museum remembering the June night in 1944 when the town was saved from destruction by the heroics of Mr Nightall and three others who steered a burning train packed with explosives away from the station.

The event, at The Brook in Brook Street, will also see Mr Nightall’s London and North-Eastern Railway and Order of Industrial Heroism medals, a plaque and photographs of the wreckage, previously held by Soham Village College, unveiled.

 

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