A SPECIAL tribute is to be paid to five people who died in a charabanc crash at Oxenhope a century ago.

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the tragedy, which happened when the brakes of the open-topped charabanc failed as it descended Cockhill Moor.

Passengers, who were on their way from Pecket Well to Colne for a knur-and-spell match, were thrown from the vehicle when it ploughed into a wall.

All five who died, a married couple and three men, were from Wadsworth.

On Remembrance Sunday, after a wreath-laying, Wadsworth Parish Council chairman Councillor John Kimber will place flowers in their memory.