Abney Park’s civilian war memorial restored ahead of 80th anniversary of Coronation Avenue bombing
PUBLISHED: 16:17 02 October 2020 | UPDATED: 14:18 05 October 2020
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Abney Park’s civilian war memorial has been given a professional clean ahead of the 80th anniversary of the Coronation Avenue bombing next week.
The Abney Park Trust - which commissioned the work on the Grade II-listed memorial through donations from educational charity TimeLine - is hosting an online memorial event at 7pm on October 13.
Some 160 people lost their lives when a bomb ripped through a block of flats in Coronation Avenue in 1940.
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The incident was one of the most profound civilian tragedies in London during World War Two.
The memorial in the Stoke Newington cemetery pays tribute to local victims of the Blitz, including of the Coronation Avenue bombing and of blasts in Green Lanes and Lidfield Road.
Speakers at the event will include Cllr Susan Fajana-Thomas, local historian Alan Gartrell, Rabbi Herschel Gluck and relatives of those who died.
Sign up to the event at bit.ly/StokeNewingtonMemorial.
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