A return to Bethnal Green, May Day late afternoon, to revisit the recently installed Stairway to Heaven memorial sculpture . . . The memorial stands in tribute to the 173 people, including 62 children, who died on 3 March 1943 during a false air raid alert. Most were crushed or suffocated in a panic stampede on the steep, unguarded, unlit stairs down into Bethnal Green underground station . . . The tragic incident was hushed up by the governnent in the interests of morale. Survivors and their families were told not to discuss the matter . . . If you'd like to learn more, there are details on the web. And the actress, writer and film maker @souzasomide has made a beautiful, moving short video, "I Remember, I Remember" as her tribute to the victims, survivors and the community who bore the burden in silence for so long. She incorporates testimony from survivors who were children in 1943 . . . Somi's video can be seen here https://vimeo.com/120531612 . . . IG disables active HTML links in posts or comments, but this one is quite easy to transcribe into your browser. Any problems, please feel free to DM me, as web links work fine in messages so I can easily send you the link in a message . . . Do give the creator (Somi De Souza) your feedback if you have time πŸ‘πŸ˜Š . . . The church in the background is St John on Bethnal Green, built in the 1820s to a design by Sir John Soane . . . #mayday2018 #bethnalgreentube #stairwaytoheavenmemorial #worldwar2 #disastersofwar #somidesouza #irememberiremember #bethnalgreengardens #stjohnonbethnalgreen #beltanewalk
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And a even bigger shoutout to the ones who dont 😭😭🀫🀫🀫🀫 #WeUpNext #IRememberIRemember
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She doesn't kiss me on the mouth anymore 'Cause it's more intimate than she thinks we should get She doesn't look me in the eyes anymore Too scared of what she'll see,somebody holding me When i woke up all alone And i'm thinking of your skin I remember,i remember what you told me... #halseystrangers #iamhalsey #halseyandlauren #laurenjauregui #strangers #hoplessfountainkingdom #irememberiremember #whatyoutoldme #notloversjuststrangers #halseystrangerslyrics #ashleyfragipane #ilovehalsey #halseyquinn #laurenjauregui🌹 #exfiftharmony #perfectduel #halseyftlaurenjauregui πŸ’—πŸ’‰
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** They gone try to count u out so u make em count u in ** #KeepGoinTO #IRememberIRemember
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The Stairway to Heaven memorial by the entrance to Bethnal Green tube station. On 3 March 1943, 173 people, including 62 children, died while descending the staircase in response to air raid siren warnings . . . "I remember, I remember" . . . They were killed not by enemy action, but because a woman stumbled on the stairs in the dark, and the surging crowd panicked. There were no lights, handrails or painted stair markings . . . Yesterday there was a service and a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the event . . . The memorial sculpture is by Harry Paticas, a young London architect . . . In 1941 Bethnal Green Council had written to the government asking for permission to alter the station entrance and make it safer as a lot of people wanted to use it during the Blitz. The Government department refused. The work was done following the disaster. The Borough was barred from disclosing the correspondence under the Official Secrets Act, so the Council took the blame . . . There is a link to a short film by Somi De Souza about the disaster in the comments below. 'I Remember, I Remember' . . . #bethnalgreen #stairwaytoheavenmemorial #memorial #harrypaticas #173 #healthandsafety #healthandsafetymatters #goingunderground #bethnalgreentube #londonunderground #irememberiremember #thomashood
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SOUND ON! On March 4th, 2018 Latifat Odetunde β€˜18 (@lateefababy) won 2nd place at the Poetry Out Loud state championship! β€’ Latifat recited three poems and won after reciting β€˜I Remember, I Remember’ by Thomas Hood. Congratulations, Latifat! β€’ Here’s what she said about the experience: β€œI’m glad to have participated in the Poetry Out Loud competition at Classical for the last three years. Each year through my participation I grew in poise, confidence, and have begun to find myself along the way.” β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #purplepride #keepclassicalstrong #poetryoutloud #chsalumniarchives #history #poetry #providence #irememberiremember #thomashood #community #classical #classicalhighschool #chsaa #classicalhsaa #purplereign #poem
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I Remember, I Remember BY THOMAS HOOD I remember, I remember, The house where I was born, The little window where the sun Came peeping in at morn; He never came a wink too soon, Nor brought too long a day, But now, I often wish the night Had borne my breath away! I remember, I remember, The roses, red and white, The vi'lets, and the lily-cups, Those flowers made of light! The lilacs where the robin built, And where my brother set The laburnum on his birthday,β€” The tree is living yet! I remember, I remember, Where I was used to swing, And thought the air must rush as fresh To swallows on the wing; My spirit flew in feathers then, That is so heavy now, And summer pools could hardly cool The fever on my brow! I remember, I remember, The fir trees dark and high; I used to think their slender tops Were close against the sky: It was a childish ignorance, But now 'tis little joy To know I'm farther off from heav'n Than when I was a boy. . . . . #thomashood #irememberiremember #windows #abandonded #decay
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