Please join us for a lunchtime seminar with Derek Spicer of the Stairway to Heaven Memorial Trust.

Derek will share with us the history behind the Bethnal Green Tube Disaster, and the impact it’s had on the community to this day. We’ll also look at how Bethnal Green and London’s East End bounced back from adversity to band together and build a monument to those who lost their lives. The East End has changed dramatically since the 1940s, but the effects this era have had resound to this day. Drawing on our shared history, we’ll look at where the Bethnal Green community stands today, and the different strategies they’ve drawn on to maintain their resilience over the past 70 years.

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To find out more about the proposed memorial, please visit their website.