An illustration, showing the probable locations of some

An illustration, showing the probable locations of some

An illustration, showing the probable locations of some of the deceased, within the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern In The Town public houses, before and after the explosions on 21st November 1974 The Mulberry Bush, St Martins Circus, Birmingham Mulberry Bush, St Martins Circus, Birmingham. The Mulberry Bush Public House was situated at the bottom of the Rotunda building in St Martins Circus on the junction with Worcester Street. Ten people lost their lives as a result of the

explosion in the Mulberry Bush on 21 November 1974. There were numerous non-fatal casualties, many of whom suffered life changing injuries. This presentation will attempt to show where some of the deceased were located within the Mulberry Bush prior to the explosion as referred to in survivors witness statements There is no witness evidence available to show the location of the bodies of the deceased after the explosion with the exception of the victims Paul DAVIES and Neil MARSH, who were believed to have been outside, walking past the premises, when the explosion occurred. The Mulberry Bush, St Martins Circus, Birmingham

The following ten people lost their lives in this explosion Charles Harper GRAY (44yrs) Paul Anthony DAVIES (17yrs) James Frederick CADDICK (56yrs) Neil Robert MARSH (17yrs)

John Clifford JONES (51yrs) Stanley James BODMAN (47yrs) Trevor George THRUPP (33yrs) Michael William BEASLEY (30yrs) John ROWLANDS (47yrs) Pamela Joan PALMER (19yrs)

The Mulberry Bush, St Martins Circus, Birmingham Bar support pillar Serving hatch Seat of explosion Stairs and juke box Side entrance from Worcester Street Floor plan (not to scale) The Mulberry Bush, St Martins Circus, Birmingham Lounge bar. Photo taken from

direction of side entrance Serving hatch Bar support pillar The Mulberry Bush, St Martins Circus, Birmingham The licensee's wife, Mary Jones, who was serving behind the bar, states the following regulars James CADDICK, John Clifford JONES, John ROWLANDS, Stanley BODMAN and Michael BEASLEY were together at the bar near to the serving

hatch just seconds before the explosion. All were standing except for Stanley BODMAN who was sitting on a stool. Seat of explosion by the serving hatch James CADDICK John Clifford JONES John ROWLANDS Stanley BODMAN Michael BEASLEY The Mulberry Bush, St Martins Circus, Birmingham Lounge bar Photo taken from direction of side entrance to pub

Bar support pillar Approximate location of the serving hatch Damage to the floor by serving hatch suggests this was the seat of explosion The Mulberry Bush, St Martins Circus, Birmingham Lounge Bar Photo taken from direction of front entrance Bar support pillar

Juke box alongside lower stairs (out of view) The Mulberry Bush, St Martins Circus, Birmingham Bar support pillar Juke box alongside lower stairs (out of view) Pamela Palmer The witness Derek BLAKE states that his girlfriend,

Pamela Palmer sat with her back to the wall facing the juke box whilst he was ordering their drinks at the bar near to the pillar. He turned to walk towards her when the explosion occurred. The Mulberry Bush, St Martins Circus, Birmingham Stairs Bar support pillar Barman Alan Clive JONES was serving Trevor THRUPP at

the bar by the pillar when the explosion occurred. He states the stairs collapsed and fell onto Trevor THRUPP. Other evidence that the jury will hear supports Mr Jones account. Trevor THRUPP The Mulberry Bush, St Martins Circus, Birmingham The Lounge Bar Photo taken from front window Bar support pillar

Remains of the stairs The Mulberry Bush, St Martins Circus, Birmingham Side entrance to the Mulberry Bush from Worcester Street The bodies of two men, later identified as Paul DAVIES and Neil MARSH were found on Worcester Street, outside the Mulberry Bush by Police Constable Derek BRADBURY (approximate position marked)

The Mulberry Bush, St Martins Circus, Birmingham There are no statements of evidence to support the location of Charles GRAY within the Mulberry Bush before the explosion. There are no statements of evidence to support where Charles GRAY was found following the explosion. Tavern In The Town, New Street, Birmingham The Tavern In The Town, New Street, Birmingham. After the explosion at The Mulberry Bush, a further

explosion occurred at the Tavern in the Town. The Tavern In The Town was located below ground level on New Street beneath King Edward House. Eleven people lost their lives as a result of this explosion. There were numerous non-fatal casualties, many of whom suffered life changing injuries. This presentation will attempt to show where some of the deceased were located within the Tavern In The Town prior to the explosion as referred to in survivors witness statements. There is no witness evidence available to show the

exact location of the bodies of the deceased after the explosion but an approximate location can be provided for some of the victims. Tavern In The Town, New Street, Birmingham The following eleven people lost their lives as a result of this explosion Maureen Anne Roberts (20yrs) Stephen John Whalley (21yrs) Maxine Hambleton (18yrs)

Desmond William Reilly (21yrs) Anne Hayes (19yrs) Lynn Jane Bennett (18yrs) Jane Elizabeth Davis (17yrs) Thomas Frederick Chaytor (28yrs)

Marilyn Paula Nash (22yrs) James Craig (34yrs) Eugene Thomas Reilly (23yrs) Tavern In The Town, New Street, Birmingham Juke box Scotch Corner Seat of explosion First pillar Alcove under the stairs

Tavern In The Town, New Street, Birmingham Juke box Scotch Corner The witness, David GRAFTON saw Maxine HAMBLETON talking to a friend (probably Jane DAVIS) and joined them at the location shown (approximately) on this slide. He left their company just after 20:15hrs. Approx. 20:15hrs Maxine HAMBLETON & probably Jane DAVIS

Tavern In The Town, New Street, Birmingham Juke box The witness, Gaynor SHAP arrived at the Tavern In The Town in the company of Eugene REILLY at approx. 19:50hrs and both stood by the bar near to the juke box. Mrs SHAP went outside to meet a friend, and returned to the Juke Box area of the bar at approx. 20:00hrs. At that time Eugene REILLY was still by the bar near the juke box. Mrs SHAP was leaving the premises and was on the stairs up to New Street when the explosion occurred.

Tavern In The Town, New Street, Birmingham Seating area under the stairs First pillar The witness, Paul MURPHY initially saw Jane DAVIS in the company of another female (probably Maxine HAMBLETON) whilst he was at the bar. He watched Jane and her friend walk away from the bar and sit in the seating area under the stairs. Jane and her friend sat on the bench seat facing the bar. Jane DAVIS & probably Maxine HAMBLETON sat

on the bench seat facing the bar (out of view, on this photograph) Mr MURPHY was by the first pillar when the explosion occurred. Tavern In The Town, New Street, Birmingham Part of the bench seat under the stairs facing New Street The witness, Elizabeth SANDERS entered the Tavern In The Town at approx. 20:20hrs with her boyfriend James CRAIG She sat down under the stairs on the bench facing New Street whilst James

went to the bar. James returned with their drinks and sat on her right side. After about five minutes the explosion occurred. Tavern In The Town, New Street, Birmingham The witness, John FLOREY entered the Tavern In The Town sometime after 20:00hrs. He saw and briefly acknowledged Eugene REILLY and Desmond REILLY who were both sitting in an alcove which he describes as being to the right of the stairs. Stairs The witness, Janet GILLESPIE entered the Tavern In The Town sometime after 20:00hrs with Maureen ROBERTS. They purchased drinks at the bar and sat in the

seating under the stairs. Ms GILLESPIE was sitting on a bench seat with Maureen ROBERTS on her left at the time of the explosion. Tavern In The Town, New Street, Birmingham Jane DAVIS & probably Maxine HAMBLETON James CRAIG Maureen ROBERTS was sitting in this alcove, and Eugene REILLY and Desmond REILLY may also have been. Their exact locations are unknown. Tavern In The Town, New Street, Birmingham Seating area, under and to the right of the stairs, would

have been in this corner Stairs to New Street Tavern In The Town, New Street, Birmingham Approximate location of the juke box Remains of the corner of the bar Tavern In The Town, New Street, Birmingham Ambulance man, Michael PACKER attended the Tavern in the Town after the explosion and recovered two females from under the rubble to the right of the bottom of the stairs.

They were later identified as Maxine HAMBLETON and Anne HAYES. There are no statements of evidence to support the location of Anne HAYES within the Tavern In The Town before the explosion. Ambulance driver, Peter GOODSHIP attended at the Tavern in the Town after the explosion and recovered a male and a female from an alcove to the right of the bottom of the stairs. They were later identified as Jane DAVIS and Eugene REILLY. Tavern In The Town, New Street, Birmingham The jury will hear evidence about the location of Thomas CHAYTOR.

There are no statements of evidence to support the location of Marilyn NASH within the Tavern In The Town before the explosion. She was believed to be meeting friends including Anne HAYES, Maxine HAMBLETON and Jane DAVIS. An ambulance driver, Janet TAYLOR, subsequently transported Marilyn NASH to hospital after she had been removed form the Tavern in the Town. There are no statements of evidence to support where James CRAIG was found following the explosion or how he was removed from the Tavern In The Town. There are no statements of evidence to support where Desmond REILLY was found following the explosion. Tavern In The Town, New Street, Birmingham

There are no statements of evidence to support the location of Stephen WHALLEY and Lynn BENNETT within the Tavern In The Town before the explosion. They had gone to Birmingham to meet each other for the first time on a blind date. Ambulance driver, Kenneth ATKINSON attended at the Tavern in the Town after the explosion. He took responsibility for a male who had already been removed from the debris and took him to the Birmingham General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. That male was later identified as Stephen WHALLEY. The jury will hear evidence from Police Constable Michael JUCHNOWICZ about Lynn BENNETT, who appears to have been removed from the Tavern in the Town in the early hours of the morning of 22 November 1974. Tavern In The Town, New Street, Birmingham

After the explosion ambulance driver Bernard SLATER took responsibility for a female who had already been removed from the debris of the Tavern In The Town and took her to the Birmingham Accident Hospital where she was pronounced dead. She was later identified as Maureen ROBERTS.

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