THE Horwich Heritage Centre is putting on a new exhibition to remember the victims of Winter Hill in 1958.

The Winter Hill air crash will be remembered with an exhibition until March 4, for people to view at the centre in Beaumont Road, Horwich.

It will mark 64 years since the crash, which killed 35 people.

A spokesman for the centre said the exhibition would seek to be a solemn reminder of the 1958 tragedy.

This was a crash where only seven people on board the Isle of Man to Manchester, survived after bad weather caused the crash.

Most of the victims were mechanics, engineers on a trip to visit the Exide battery factory in Salford.

The passengers and crew had set off from Ronaldsway in the Isle of Man on a charter flight to Manchester Ringway. It was due to arrive at 10am.

The pilot was Captain Michael Cairns, the first officer was William Howarth and the flight attendant was Jennifer Curtis.

Ms Curtis was found alive still strapped in her seat. A rescue team was sent to find survivors.