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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Two permanent memorials in honour of those affected by the Croydon tram derailment are to be unveiled on the first anniversary




A stone plinth has been commissioned for the Sandilands site which will be inscribed with the names of those who lost their lives.

Seating will also be installed close to the plinth, which will be surrounded by saffron crocuses; the flower associated with Croydon.

A second plinth with a carved inscription will also be installed in the centre of New Addington.

On the morning of Thursday November the 9th, a civic ceremony will take place.

7 people died and 58 were injured in the crash.

Councillor Tony Newman, leader of the council

“Almost a year has passed since the tram derailment, but those who lost their lives, their families and others affected by this terrible incident are never far from Croydon’s thoughts. This tragedy had a big impact on Croydon and it is right two fitting memorials are in place because we will never forget.

“The civic ceremony will be the time to come together as a community to reflect and remember, and is also an opportunity to pay tribute to the tireless efforts of the emergency services and all those who helped in the aftermath of the incident. I’d encourage anyone who wants to attend to join us in New Addington and show their support.”
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