Homes offered to provide their location at Hermitage Wharf in Wapping
for a Civilian Memorial Park commemorating British Civilians killed
during the World War Two blitz. East London bore the brunt of Hitler's
frenzied attacks on the heart of this great Capital City.
Adolf Hitler vowed to burn this great City down to the ground,
sending waves of enemy bombers by day and night to drop their deadly
cargo. East London became the front line in the Battle for Britain,
yet, the spirit of their people never wavered, on the contrary, despite
exposure to relentless enemy bombing, their defiance grew stronger with
each passing day, Her Majesty the Queen Mother was proud to identify
herself with its people after Buckingham Palace was bombed when she
said: "Now I can look the 'East End' straight in the eye".
On the weekend of September 16th and 17th 2000 The Hermitage Wharf in Wapping became the venue for members of the Public and supporters of the Civilian remembered Campaign
to contribute their ideas for the creation of a new Memorial Park
dedicated to all the British Civilians who lost their lives during
World war Two. BERKELEY HOMES were thanked for opening their site in
Wapping for this event
Attending were Katheryn Gustafson, one of the World's leading
landscape architects, John Aldenton of the Environment Trust, and Piers
Gough, East End resident and architect of Mile End Park's unique and
amazing 'Green Bridge', they will help to design the Civilians
remembered Memorial Park.
JULY 12th to SEPTEMBER 23rd 2001:
invitation was extended to friends and supporters of the Civilians
Remembered Campaign to attend A PUBLIC EXHIBITION at the John Orwell
Sports Centre in order to raise awareness to all civilian
suffering in war and to create a National beacon for promoting
understanding and peace amongst the peoples of the World.
Other Public Exhibitions were also opened at The Museum of London and Imperial War Museum.
Now zoom in to the latest plan 2003
Thank you for making the 'Civilians Remembered' Memorial a reality., The Trust has now ceased its work.'
Ex Board of Trustees
Lord Allen sheppard of Didgemere (Chair), Marianne Fredericks, Maureen
Davis, Anthony Pidgely (The Berkeley Group), Oona King MP, Stephen
O'Brien CBE, Jon Aldenton (The Environment Trust)
Registered Charity No. 1093621
'At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them'