TWO years after Marie Hartley was murdered in the London bombings her grieving father John Targett said the pain of losing her is as raw today as when she died.
Mum-of-two Marie, 34, who lived on White Ash Lane, Oswaldtwistle, was travelling on the number 30 bus which was blown up in Tavistock Square by 18-year-old terrorist Hasib Hussain.
Tragic Marie had sent a text message to tell work pals at Hambledon Studios in Altham that she was safe and had escaped the Tube bombings just minutes before she boarded the bus.
Her dad, of Dill Hall Lane, Church, said: "None of the family went down there last weekend. We just marked it in a family-orientated way.
"It was very, very moving, just as moving as the day it happened.
"We plan to go down to London when the permanent memorial is dedicated in Regent's Park.
"It's a difficult time for us. It's as if she was only buried yesterday.
"Everybody feels it now just as much as two years ago.
"With news of the latest bombing attempts and the 21/7 trial it all brings back the memories because they keep making references to 7/7 and the image of the bombed bus has appeared a couple of times on TV."
Mr Targett said Marie's children, Liam and Adan, both visit their mother's grave regularly with their father David Hartley.
He said: "In their own little way it's all they can do. They were such a close family group."
Mr Targett said most of the family had called in over the weekend and others had sent flowers.
He is now campaigning for there to be a public inquiry into the 7/7 bombings.
He said: "That's my biggest push now and I feel it might show up shortcomings in the security services.
"We are talking about the biggest terrorist incident ever in Britain and yet the Government say it isn't necessary.
"I don't want to see any other families going through the grief we have had to.
"But an inquiry won't change the result for us unfortunately."
Mr Targett also criticised the delay in holding an inquest into his daughter's death and those of the 51 other people who perished.
He said: "I have been promised a private meeting with the coroner but up until now it hasn't taken place.
"Delays are just not fair on the families."
Mr Targett said he was looking for reassurances that Marie had died instantly in the blast and not suffered a lengthy death.