Mayor joins Brixton bomb commemoration

Written by on 18 April, 2018 in Local History, News - 2 Comments

Brixton bomb commemoration 2018

Lambeth mayor Marcia Cameron yesterday (17 April) joined members of the anti-hate charity 17-24-30 and local people to mark the 19th anniversary of the 1999 bomb in Brixton Market.

The charity’s name records the dates on which neo-nazi activist David Copeland targeted ethnic minority and gay and lesbian people with three bombs in London that killed three people and injured more than 100.

Amarjit Chanion, who was in the Dogstar when he heard the bomb explode, recalled the work of the late Phil Cremin, a civil rights activist and Brixton solicitor for more than 25 years, who was at the centre of a campaign that raised many thousands to support victims of the bomb and for the plaque on the wall of Iceland where it exploded.

17-24-30 campaigners (l-r) Delroy Lawrence, Mark Healey, Jordi Ollier-Howard and Nick Maxwell with Lambeth mayor Marcia Cameron

17-24-30 campaigners (l-r) Delroy Lawrence, Mark Healey, Jordi Ollier-Howard and Nick Maxwell with Lambeth mayor Marcia Cameron

 

Mark Healey and mayor Marcia_Cameron with local PC Lance Edmondson

Mark Healey and mayor Marcia_Cameron with local PC Lance Edmondson

 

Nick Maxwell and Carol ‘Lady Bling’ look on as Lambeth mayor Marcia Cameron lights a lantern held by 17-24-30 founder Mark Healey

Nick Maxwell and Carol ‘Lady Bling’ look on as Lambeth mayor Marcia Cameron lights a lantern held by 17-24-30 founder Mark Healey

 

 

 

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Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

2 Comments on "Mayor joins Brixton bomb commemoration"

  1. Richard 18 April, 2018 at 11:00 am ·

    How time passes by quickly, yet it is important not to forget these atrocities and those who were killed and injured. It is right and proper that the Mayor attended this remembrance service. These events do fade from memory and we all need a reminder from time to time. Copeland injured 162 people during his 3 week reign of terror. He killed three people, as stated above but also an unborn baby.

  2. Richard 18 April, 2018 at 10:58 am ·

    How time passes by quickly, yet it is important not to forget these atrocities and those who were killed and injured. It is right and proper that the Mayor attended this remembrance service. These events do fade from memory and we all need a reminder from time to time. Copeland injured 162 people during his 3 week reign of terror. He killed three people plus an unborn baby.

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