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Memorial for airshow crash victims.

A MEMORIAL honouring the lives of the 11 men who died in the Shoreham Airshow crash has been unveiled.

A series of arches - each individually designed in tribute to the victims - opened to the public for the first time yesterday.

The 11 men died when a vintage Hawker Hunter jet crashed mid-display and exploded into a fireball on the A27 in West Sussex on August 22 2015.

The memorial sits on the banks of the River Adur by the Shoreham Toll Bridge, which is near the crash site and became a focal point for mourners in the aftermath of the disaster.

Edwina Abrahams, the widow of 76-year-old wedding chauffeur Maurice Abrahams, who died in the crash, became tearful as she viewed the memorial yesterday afternoon.

An arch in his memory is decorated with foliage and music notes - in a nod to his love of jazz and gardening.

Mrs Abrahams told Press Association: "It's lovely, they have done a good job and I'm so proud.

"We picked a design which reflects his interests.

"It's just all so sad."

The tribute was funded by donations and relatives were invited to pick the final design.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:May 21, 2019
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