New 7/7 MEMORIAL
Since 7/7 there has been a growing body of support amongst those affected by the event in Tavistock Square, including local residents and businesses to erect a memorial in Tavistock Square Gardens.
This initiative was backed by our patron, Henrietta, Duchess of Bedford, Philip Nelson, our Chair, who led the campaign on behalf of the local community to restore the gardens and by Tulip Siddiq MP at a ceremony in May 2011 to celebrate the restoration of Tavistock Square Gardens.
With your support, the 7/7 Tavistock Square Memorial Trust can turn this ambition into a reality and fund and maintain the permanent structure that will stand in the gardens.
The number 30 bus was directly outside BMA House on the north east corner of Tavistock Square when it exploded on 7/7. The square already contains several memorials on the theme of Peace – the Conscientious Objectors memorial, the tree planted in memory of Hiroshima, and the statue of Gandhi in the centre. The irony of the bus exploding here on 7/7 cannot be ignored.
Architects, and designers of the Hyde Park memorial, Carmody Groarke, have been commissioned to design the Tavistock Square Memorial in the hope and with the expectation that that this new memorial will be in situ in 2016.
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In the press
7/7 victim's family back plans for Tavistock Square memorial: Evening Standard, 19 March 2013