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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Tower Hamlets
Town
Bethnal Green
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians
Maker
C.W. Sears (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 September 2015
    Attended by: John Biggs, Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
70487
Current location

In the rose garden
Ravenscroft Park
Columbia Road
Bethnal Green
Tower Hamlets
Greater London
E2 7NN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 33855 82855
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A granite plaque laid flat on a base in a flower bed. The dedication is written in raised black lettering.
Inscription
IN MEMORY / OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES WHEN A BOMB PENETRATED/ THE COLUMBIA MARKET AIR RAID SHELTER / 7 SEPTEMBER 1940/ (Names)/ ALSO IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED THROUGH THEIR WOUNDS/ AFTER 7 SEPTEMBER 1940
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aloff, Myer
Aloff, Yetta
Betts, Dorothy
Bramley, Grace
Button, Doris
Button, Florence
Button, Ronald
Carman, Alfred
Carman, Rosina
Carman, Sidney
See details for all 45 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 45
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 45
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, age at death.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
History
This memorial was unveiled in September 2015.
Costs

Site: £500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private,public
Details: The plaque was funded through public funding and donations which included the families involved. The cost of the lettering was donated by the mason.
Responsibility
London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council

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