The Ilfracombe Disaster - home page
Read about the disaster; how it happened, who lived, who died.
THE ILFRACOMBE PLEASURE BOAT DISASTER
of 26th August 1887
How the disaster unfolded - read the graphic newspaper reports
The other 9 bodies are recovered - more inquests
Those who died - some background on their lives and deaths
Those who survived - read about the lucky ones
Eyewitness - how he lived to tell the tale
The Board of Trade Report - how licensing laws were changed as a result of the disaster
This is a tragic accident, almost lost in the depths of time, and it has been fascinating researching the event from newspaper and other reports from 1887. I would really like to know more about those involved and their ancestors and descendants, so if you are related in any way to any of the individuals involved, please get in touch with me.
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