Camberwell memorial to be unveiled

A memorial commemorating the people of Camberwell who died and suffered in war is to be unveiled on Camberwell Green, south east London on Monday 17 September at 3pm.

The unveiling will mark sixty-seven years to the day since several members of a wedding party, taking cover in an air raid shelter, were killed.  On 17 September 1940 Sidney Wright and his new wife Patricia had been celebrating their marriage in a public house when they sought refuge from an air raid in a nearby shelter.  The shelter suffered a direct hit killing all members of the Wright family (Sidney’s parents and five sisters) and four other people.

The memorial will stand on the spot above the air raid shelter.  All are welcome at the unveiling of this memorial.

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