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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Coronation Avenue campaign

On Sunday 15th May, a plaque was unveiled on Coronation Avenue to commemorate the many people who lost their lives on 13th October 1940 when the building took a direct hit during the Blitz.

There has been an active campaign since autumn last year to raise money for the plaque. During this time, many people came forward in support of the idea, saying how important it was to have a lasting memorial on the site of the tragic event.

The plaque was unveiled by Stoke Newington resident George Alagiah OBE, with readings from St Paul's Church, Walford Road synagogue and Azizye mosque. Pupils from Princess May Primary School also took part in the ceremony.

It was an incredibly moving afternoon - especially meeting many relatives of victims, and local residents who remembered what happened on Coronation Avenue all these years later.

The next stage of the campaign is to produce a book - contact Timeline for more information or to get involved.

Many thanks to all those involved who made this happen - and please do go and have a look at the plaque if you're passing the end of Victorian Road.

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