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Monday, 18 October 2010

Kennington Park bombing memorial

Saturday was the 70th anniversary of one of the worst single incidents in the Blitz, when over 100 people sheltering in the Kennington Park air raid shelter were killed when a bomb hit. There was a moving and well-attended ceremony in the park in which four rose bushes were planted close to the memorial stone.
The Last Post is played

Chair of the Friends of the Park Gordon Johnson, Mayor of Lambeth Cllr Raj Patil, and local resident Jean McCarthy

Cllr Rachel Heywood, Cllr Raj Patil, Cllr Mark Harrison, Cllr Jane Edbrooke, and Cllr Florence Nosegbe

A representative of the families affected by the bombing plants a rosebush

The Mayor Lambeth, Cllr Raj Patil makes a speech by the memorial

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Promoted by David Amos and Joanne Simpson of Prince's Branch Labour Party (Vauxhall Constituency and Lambeth Borough) all at 264A Rosendale Road, SE24 9DL