Honour for firefighter who died in 1969 Goswell Road tragedy
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A hero firefighter who died on a job in Finsbury has been honoured with a plaque at his station.
Michael Lee, crew manager at Shoreditch at just 21, was sent to Barbican on September 29, 1969.
He was called to a fire in a derelict war shelter at the former National Car Park site in Goswell Road.
Children were said to be inside, and Michael led the way, shouting: “Come on lads, there are kids inside.”
However, the roof of the shelter collapsed and Michael died instantly.
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On Saturday, his sister Maureen and brother Maurice were invited to the plaque unveiling in his memory.
Steve Dudeney, borough commander of Hackney, said: “They were blown away with the reception, being able to see where Mick worked and meet up with old colleagues.”
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