This afternoon I received a cheque for £200 from June Nash and her family in memory of their Carmen relatives who died during the bombing of Columbia Market. Received with thanks and will be paid into the bank tomorrow.
HAVE JUST DISCOVERED THAT ONE OF THE REPORTERS WORKING ON THE LOST MEMORIAL STORY IS FREELANCE TO THE MIRROR.
ANY ROAD THIS IS RELEAVANT TO THE GROUP COS WE HAVE A BODY UP IN NEW SOUTHGATE
HAVING TAKEN TIME OFF FROM FIGHTING EVIL LANDLORDS (FOR REPORTERS THAT IS ANOTHER STORY)HAVE DONE THE FOLLOWINGUPDATE ON SEARCH FOR LOST SHOREDITCH CIVILIAN WAR MEMORIAL
AGAIN VISITED NEW SOUTHGATE CEMETERY, USING THE CORRDINATES PROVIDED BY ALAN BROOKS LED ME, AS EXPECTED, TO THE SITE OF THE MODERN CROSS MEMORIAL TO THOSE WHO HAD BEEN BURIED IN THE PUBLIC GRAVES (NOW OVERFILLED AND BEING REUSED) A WREATH WAS LAID NT JUSTY TO THE VICTIM OF THE COLUMBIA MARKET TRAGEDY, BUT TO ALL THE OCCUPANTS (AT NO EXPENSE TO ANY GROUP) THIS IS ON THE EDGE OF PLOT AJ. I WAS SETTING OFF BUT THOUGHT TO TRY AND SPOT THE STRUCTURE SHOWN IN THE PICTURE FROM ALAN BOOK (LONDN AT WAR), WHICH I HAD WITH ME. THIS LED ME A LITTLE FURTHER DOWN FROM THE CORNER OF AJ (HEADING FROM THE CEMETERY ENTRANCE SIDE), AND IF MR BROOKS CAN CONFIRM THAT THE MEMORIAL SHOULD ACTUALLY BE IN AREA C, I BELIEVE I FOUND THE SITE- ALTHOUGH NOT EVERYTHINGS FITS. FROM THE PHOTOS, THERE IS A LARGE WHITE STRUCTURE TO THE RIGHT OF THE MEMORIAL- THE ONLY SYTRUCVTURE THIS CULD BE WAS CORRECTLY PLACED. WHAT I FOUND WAS ALARGE AREA OF CONCRETE WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN THE BASE OF THE MEMORIAL IN DISREPAIR. I ALSO NOTED THAT AT THE END OF THE ADJACENT GRAVE (this is one bit that does not fit) WAS A SMALL HEADSTONE F THE TYPE I KNOW TO HAVE BEEN USED TO MARK THE PUBLIC GRAVES IN THE POST WAR AUSTERITY DAYS. UNFRTUNATELY I COULD NOT CLEARLY READ THE NAMES- BUT UNLIKE THE SURROUNDING TURKISH GRAVES, THE NAMES APPEARED TO BE NON TURKISH- SO I SUGGEST THIS WAS PLACED BY RELATIVE NEAR THE MEMORIAL WHEN THEY COULD NOT FIND THE PLOT IN THE PUBLIC GRAVE AREA. IF MT BROOKS COULD CONFIRM THE MEMORIAL TO HAVE BEEN IN AREA C, THEN I BELIEVE WE KNOW WHERE IT SHOULD BE. THE QUESTION REMAINS WHERE ARE ITS REMAINS Dateline 3.20 am monday 19th january 2015- in true hacks style typed with a glass f cheap sherry at hand
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Very good news. It would seem that the memorial may well be in place before the anniversary date as originally planned. Watch this space for further news