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Eleven Empty Spaces

An oral history project recording and remembering the events of the IRA attack on the Royal Marines School of Music, Deal on 22 September 1989

marching Marines

At 8.22am on Friday 22nd September 1989 a massive blast destroyed all three floors of the recreation centre at the Royal Marine School of Music, Deal, killing 10 bandsmen and injuring 22, one of whom died a month later.

Oral Histories


Exhibition Panels 

These panels form an exhibition which Dover Museum is keen to loan out to any hall or organisation in the area. If you would be interested in staging this exhibition for a short period of time, please contact Linda Mewes, Project Manager at Dover Museum for more details on 01304 201066 or at linda.mewes@dover.gov.uk.

Exhibition panels

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