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Docklands IRA bomb Docklands IRA bomb

Plaque: Docklands IRA bomb

Erection date: 7/12/2009

Inscription

To commemorate the two lives that were lost and all those injured and affected by the Docklands bomb, which occurred at South Quay on the night of 9 February 1996.

This plaque was unveiled to mark the opening of the new DLR South Quay station, October 2009.

Mayor of London
Tower Hamlets
Transport for London 

Due to a warning the area was evacuated but this was incomplete and two men working in the newsagents opposite were killed. Strangely they are not actually named on the plaque but we've listed them as Commemorated subjects. Plaque unveiled by Tower Hamlets Mayor, Ahmed Omer, who was joined at the event by two of the 39 injured survivors.

Site: Docklands IRA bomb (1 memorial)

E14, Marsh Wall South Quay, South Quay DLR station

The plaque is about 80 yards from the site of the lorry in which the IRA bomb exploded at 7pm. South Quay Station and three other nearby buildings suffered extensive damage.

We thank our colleague, Alan Patient, for taking these photos.

2016: We were contacted by George Legg of King's College London, who is involved in a project concerning this bomb and its long-term impact.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Docklands IRA bomb

Information Subjects commemorated

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Civilian deaths in London caused by enemy action

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all those injured and affected by the Docklands bomb

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Inan Bashir

One of two killed by the Docklands IRA bomb. They were both workers in the ne...

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John Jefferies

One of two killed by the Docklands IRA bomb. They were both workers in the ne...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Docklands IRA bomb

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Tower Hamlets Council

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