In the early evening of 21st November 1974 two bombs, planted by the Provisional IRA, exploded in crowded pubs in Birmingham City centre.
21 people were killed, around 200 seriously injured and many others received lesser injuries.
The first one was in the ‘Mulberry Bush’, where 10 were killed and the second in the ‘Tavern in the Town’, where 11 died.
A remarkable report, from a fire-fighter on duty that night, can be found below;
The Birmingham Pub Bombings – a personal account by Alan Stuart Hill, FIFireE.