Erection date: 9/8/1985
This Japanese Acer Tree was planted by the Greater London Council and the Kensington and Chelsea Campaign to Save Democracy in London to commemorate the visit to the borough on 9th August 1985 of survivors of the nuclear holocaust in Hiroshima and Nagasaki - 6th and 9th August 1945.
Standing together in peace we defeat all the evils of war.
After our first visit in 2015 it was only when we got the photo home that we saw there was another line of text, obscured by the grass. 2023 we returned and, while the tree was still there, we thought the plaque had been lost. With our photos as a guide we eventually found the plaque buried under leaves and mud - and we got the last line. It sounds like a quotation but we can't find it online anywhere.
Site: Nuclear bombs (1 memorial)
W8, Holland Park