Trapped in bridge inferno: 'Like looking into hell'
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Britannia Bridge: Firefighters recall blaze fifty years on

Trapped on a burning bridge surrounded by flames, firefighter John Owens thought he would never see his wife and children again.

But remarkably he and his colleague Les Roberts survived the blaze high above the Menai Strait.

Fifty years on, the former firefighters have recalled the moment they were surrounded by flames while trying to put out a fire on the Britannia Bridge, which links Anglesey to the rest of Wales.

"It was that moment I shook hands with my maker," said Mr Owens.

  • Britannia's Burning: Fire on the Bridge is on BBC One Wales at 22:30 BST on 24 May
  • 22 May 2020