It was supposed to be a fun afternoon; hundreds of children packed into Sunderland's Victoria Hall for a magic show. Their tickets promised the greatest treat ever given, and the chance of presents, too. However, for many it would end in the most heartbreaking tragedy possible.
Drawing from contemporary and modern accounts, I'll tell the story of the Victoria Hall disaster.
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