Thames Memorial First of Its Kind – place to mourn loved ones

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Thames Memorial First of Its Kind. A place to mourn. In the video meet those who were involved in the creation and making of the plaque.

The specially designed Thames Memorial plaque is on display in the All Hallows by the Tower Church. It’s there for anyone who wants to mourn lost loved ones in the river.

The Plaque was placed there after a mother lost her son to the river.  She campaigned for a location along the river where families could go and mourn their lost loved ones.

Church agreed to have the plaque and held a service for the unveiling. It was attended by families, friends, the RNLI and the Thames marine police.

Three people involved with the Thames Memorial. Val Hills, the mother began her mission several years ago.  She made contact with former River Police Officer Robert Jeffries. Robert contacted award winning designer Clare Newton and together launched Val Hill’s idea.

It’s estimated up to 50 lives a year are lost to the river through either suicide, crime or drownings.

Don’t hesitate to visit the Memorial.  It is open to the public and everyone is welcome.

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