William McGonagall

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  • 28th December 1879
    The Tay Bridge Disaster (Poem)
    Widely regarded as McGonagall's most sublimely awful piece of poetry - and certainly his most famous - the poem commemorates the awful events of 28th February 1879 when the Tay Rail Bridge collapsed during a ferocious storm as a train crossed - killing between 60 and 75 passengers in the fall.Whethe...
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