#OnThisDay in 1984 the IRA murdered Muriel MacLean, 54. Married. Wife of @ScotTories chair & 1 of 5 murdered in IRA bombing of Grand Hotel, Brighton. 2:54am bomb exploded & came close to killing PM Margaret Thatcher. Many in hotel for @Conservatives conference. Died 12th Nov #OTD

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#OnThisDay in 1984 the IRA murdered Jeanne Shattock, 52. Married. Bomb behind bath panel on timer from a video recorder. Blast sliced 4 floors out of building & sent a chimney crashing down through the hotel “as if some monstrous drill had bored a shaft through the building” #OTD
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#OnThisDay in 1984 the IRA murdered Roberta Wakeham, 45. Married mother of 2. Wife of @Conservatives chief whip suffocated. Fireman “To discover victims rescuers had to shout into rubble & wait for responses. Our 1st visible sign of Mr Tebbit was his nose through the rubble” #OTD
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#OnThisDay in 1984 the IRA murdered Eric Taylor, 54. Married. The PM decided conference would go ahead as planned. M & S opened shop early to supply delegates with clothing. IRA “Today we were unlucky but remember we only have to be lucky once you must be lucky always” #OTD
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#OnThisDay in 1984 the IRA murdered Anthony Berry, 59. Married father of 6. MP for Enfield Southgate in room immediately beneath bomb. All deaths resulted from chimney crashing down through hotel. Patrick Magee sentenced to 35 yrs in ‘86, released ‘99 under Belfast Agreement #OTD
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