New Cross Fire 40th Anniversary

Jan 21, 2021 | All of School, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

These photographs were taken on Monday 18th January, where pupils from Lucas Vale and Grinling Gibbons Primary schools held a short memorial service at the site of the New Cross Fire and at the nearby Memorial at Fordham Park.

The children led a minute’s silence at the house, placing flowers for the victims and finishing with the Bob Marley anthem ‘No woman no Cry’ and its evocative lyrics:-

“In this bright future, you can’t forget your past, so dry your tears I pray.”

At the memorial in Fordham Park, the park from which the protest march in 1981 started, the children read their own poems and placed candles for each victim at the memorial stone. May they rest in Peace.