Memorial Service Sunday 7th March 2021
The Memorial Service to mark the 78th anniversary of the Bethnal Green Tube Disaster took place online at 2pm on Sunday 7th March. It was beautifully conducted by Fr. Alan Green, Rector of St. John on Bethnal Green Church. It was very moving and uplifting and it can now be viewed using this link:
The names of the victims were read out by members of the Stairway to Heaven Memorial Trust committee, mostly being able to read their own family names. At the same time Fr. Green lit 173 candles on the altar. Photos of some of the victims were shown at the end of the Service and our committee Chair, Joyce Hampton, read out her own poem 'Looking Down on You and Me'.
We normally collect donations for the maintenance of the Memorial at the Service, if you would like to make a donation please click on the ‘donate’ button below. Thank you.
Funeral of Sid Harris
We are very sorry to announce the passing of Sid Harris, brother of victim Olive Harris. Siddy attended the Memorial Services every year with his wife Eileen (they are seen here in the congregtion in a past year) and he will be very much missed by us all. We send our deepest sympathies to Eileen and family. Anyone wishing to make a donation in lieu of flowers for his funeral on 5th March please click on the ‘donate’ button on the front page.The wonderful firefighters in Bethnal Green fire station formed a guard of honour at the Memorial on 3rd March 2021 with a blessing from Fr. Alan Green.