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Columbia Market air raid shelter memorial

Columbia Market air raid shelter memorial
Columbia Market air raid shelter memorial

Erection date: 7/9/2016

Inscription

In memory of those who lost their lives when a bomb penetrated the Columbia Market air raid shelter, 7 September 1940.
{45 names listed alphabetically in two columns, with ages. See Subjects commemorated for the names.}
Also in memory of those who died through their wounds after 7 September 1940.

Site: Columbia Market air raid shelter memorial (1 memorial)

E2, Old Market Square, Rose Garden, Ravenscroft Park

This small garden is well-hidden. It's to the east of the tower Sivill House, that's the building in the background of our photo. 

We were alerted to this memorial by Geoff Twist, whose Columbia Rd War Memorial Group, had this stone made and erected. Spitalfields Life have a good post, with great pictures of the buildings.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Columbia Market air raid shelter memorial

Subjects commemorated i

Columbia Market

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