Plaque

(lost) Richard Everitt memorial - lost

Inscription

{On the granite plaque:}
In loving memory of Richard Norman Everitt, born 6 - 12 - 78, died 13 - 8 - 94. Not to be forgotten.

{On the plaque attached to the bench:}
In loving memory of our dear son Richard Norman Everitt. Born 1978. Died 1994.
Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room.
Always with us darling. Mummy. Daddy. Daniel. Lucy. Shirley and all your family and friends.

Holland wrote "Death is Nothing at All".

Site: Richard Everitt memorial - lost (1 memorial)

NW1, Brill Place, Purchese Street Open Space

Richard was 15 when he was stabbed to death, an innocent victim of the local racist gang wars. The murder took place "close to the park" and we guess that this memorial has been placed close to where the murder took place.

2024: from the CNJ we learnt that this memorial was "neglected and later damaged by the council after it was moved into storage during a regeneration project in Somers Town." Actually a tower block, Grand Central Apartments, was built on the garden. A replacement is planned to be unveiled on 13 August 2024, 30 years after the murder.

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Richard Norman Everitt

Richard was an innocent victim of gang warfare. Aged 15 he was murdered on hi...

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Family of Richard Everitt

His parents and Daniel, Lucy and Shirley.

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