Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Bethnal Green Tube Disaster: 70th Anniversary.

This Sunday, March 3rd, the 'Stairway to Heaven' memorial will be unveiled alongside Bethnal Green tube station. This will commemorate the 173 civilians, mostly women and children, who died there during an air raid on March 3rd 1943.

A service will be held at 2pm at St John's Church nearby.

This tragedy was kept a secret at the time, as civilian morale was low enough already. It has always been a sore point with Londoners.

There are sure to be a number of survivors present, and it promises to be an emotional event.

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