Floral tributes line Old Toll Bridge

PEOPLE of Shoreham, desperate to do something in the wake of Saturday’s tragedy, are laying flowers on the Old Toll Bridge.

Monday, 24th August 2015, 12:07 pm
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Lines of beautiful flowers adorn the western end of the bridge, nearest to the airshow site, some with poignant messages and among them, a child’s drawing.

Carmel Hillary, who lives in the town, said the Shoreham community had come together to pay tribute.

“The community of Shoreham are laying flowers on the old wooden toll bridge in memory of those that have lost their life in the horrific accident,” she said.

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The scene on Sunday at Shoreham's Old Toll Bridge, which many people had crossed to get into Shoreham Airshow the day before. Picture: Carmel Hillary Qfh9lHYkWPxgvpZX-WgY

Among the bouquets is one wrapped in a Brighton and Hove Albion scarf and another with a message offering ‘deepest sympathy’ from the Shoreham Airshow fairground team.

The Southwick Unit of St John Ambulance left flowers with the message: “Our thoughts are with loved ones left behind.”

East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton said he had been out and about in Shoreham throughout the weekend.

“There is a very sombre mood about the community that something this tragic could happen in what is a happy, thrilling event that many people have come to for 26 years,” he said.

The bouquet from the Southwick Unit of St John Ambulance

Many people have said they want to give money and an official fund has now been set up. Details here

Other messages on the bridge include: “Our thoughts are with all the people who have lost loved ones. You were all taken too soon. Shine bright in the sky xxxx”

“For all those who lost their lives on 22/8/15 may you forever rest in peace and our thoughts go out to all of the families with sympathy.”

“To all who lost their lives I hope you find peace. And to the family and friends, my sympathy and condolences. This has truly shocked me and our community. Dan.”

Flowers wrapped in a Brighton and Hove Albion scarf

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The flowers from Dan, 'to all who lost their lives'

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