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Subject

Lisa Pontecorvo

Person  Female  Born 1944  Died 9/9/2008

Categories: Tragedy, Cyclist

Countries: Scotland

Killed at the junction of Madras Place and Holloway Road. Run over by a cement mixer while wheeling her bicycle across the Holloway Road. The traffic had stopped, she walked her bike across and the driver moved forward and killed her. The driver had removed his ‘blind-spot’ mirror the week before. The truck that killed Emma Foa was operated by the same company, Hanson.

Born Glasgow. She was 64 and had been very active locally as an environmental campaigner: The Regent Quarter would be much duller and more corporate were it not for her, and the lovely Edward Square, the site of her memorial, was under threat of development before she got involved. Obituary in the Guardian. Report of the folk opera written about her life.

She lived at 60 Thornhill Square.

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Lisa Pontecorvo

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Lisa Pontecorvo - mural

From Islington Tribune, October 2008: "The mural has been there for years and...

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Lisa Pontecorvo stone

Lisa Pontecorvo, 1944 - 2008, beloved friend of Edward Square.

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