Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Remembering in West Lane

Exactly one hundred years to the day and hour we gathered at the War Memorial in West Lane for a service of rededication using the same order of service that was used a century ago

You can read the account of the event in Southwark News here

Speeches were given by the Mayor of Southwark and Neil Coyle MP.  

The monument was (re)unveilled by Jane Radford, a descendant of Hetty Speer, the woman who unveilled it in 1921 who was a local mother 'who had lost three sons in the war.'

Fergus Carr, great great grandson of Arthur Carr, of Peak Freans biscuit factory, read the speech made by his illustrious ancestor at the orginal dedication service in 1921.

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