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Thames Memorial Place To Mourn – remembering lives lost

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Thames Memorial Place To Mourn. There is now a place to mourn and remember those who died in the river

The Thames Memorial is the first of its kind and inspired by mother of a victim. The All Hallows Church by the Tower offered a location and on Tuesday 25 June unveiled the Thames Memorial to the public.  The plaque designed and created for those who have lost loved ones in the Thames and wish to mourn by the river.

The Church was packed not only with families but also officials from the River’s Emergency Services. Members of the RNLI and officers fro the Thames Marine Police celebrated the ceremony for the special memorial.

Mother of a victim came up with the idea of a memorial some years ago when her son’s body was found in the Thames Christmas Eve, 2008.  Val Hill campaigned and was happy that it eventually made a spot along the Thames.

Reverend Katherine Hedderly led the service. She paid tribute to the community and the idea of a dedicated place to mourn of those lost in the River.

ynuk.tv was at the ceremony

Plaque

The plaque for the Thames Memorial was designed by award winning designer Clare Newton.  She began her mission several years ago.  She was encouraged by former River Police Officer Robert Jeffries. He launched Val Hill’s idea.  The two led a crowd funding campaign to fund the memorial.

visit our special page on the Thames Memorial where videos tell the story behind the special Memorial: https://ynuk.tv/thames-well-wishing-memorial/

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