Friday, July 2, 1999 Published at 17:52 GMT 18:52 UK
Bomb tragedy pub reopens
Celebrations as the Admiral Duncan reopens
The Soho pub which was wrecked in a nail bomb attack nine weeks ago has reopened.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the bar in Old Compton Street for a short ceremony, including a minute's silence in memory of the victims of the blast.
Three people died and dozens more were injured when the blast ripped through the pub, which was a favourite with the gay community.
"The staff and I feel so lucky to be back at the Admiral Duncan,'' said Mr Taylor.
"We have received incredible support and letters from all over the world, from people who don't even know us.
"We will never forget what happened, and there will be a permanent memorial inside the pub commemorating those who died or were injured in the attack."
Mr Taylor, 31, suffered extensive burns, a nail was found in his arm as well as other shrapnel and glass injuries.
Remembering the dead
It is understood the interior has been exactly recreated - with one addition. A specially-sculpted new light has three flickering candles and 86 twinkling bulbs - one for each of the dead and injured.
''A great number of people have worked very hard to reopen the pub, and I'd like to thank them for their efforts."
Pregnant Andrea Dykes, 27, from Colchester, Essex, was killed when the bomb tore through the pub on 30 April.
Her husband Julian, 25, was seriously injured. John Light, 32, best man at their wedding, and friend Nik Moore, 31, also died.
David Copeland, 23, of Cove, Hampshire, has been charged with murder and causing an explosion.