Location: Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
The Glen Cinema Disaster occurred on 31 Dec 1929.
About 1,000 children were attending a children's matinee, when smoke from a smouldering film canister was seen. In the panic and crush which ensued, 69 children were killed and 40 were injured, 2 of whom also died in the following days. 
Some families lost more than one child in what was one of the worst human tragedies in Scotland. A ceremony is still held in Paisley each year on 31st December to commemorate the victims.
Following the tragedy, safety regulations were improved and inspections of picture houses were made compulsory.
In memory of the children who died in the Glen Cinema disaster:
Hugh Blue, 9
David Boyd, 8
Sarah McCafferty Digney, 8 (aka Sarah McCafferty)
Leah Dixon, 10
Mary Dolan, 8
Henry Elliott, 10
Enso Fiori, 6
James Gielty, 6
John Gielty, 8
George Kennedy, 13
Helen Kilkie, 10
Robert McConnell, 11
James McEnhill, 11
Margaret Morrow, 10
Robert Niven, 7
John Pinkerton, 12
William Rae, 15
- ↑ The Scotsman - Wednesday 01 January 1930: (British Newspaper Archive)
- ↑ BBC Scotland News, Published 31 December 2019: (Glen Cinema article)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 GlasgowLive News: 30 Dec 2019: (Glen Cinema article)
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