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Wreaths in London, 28 January 2023

Wreaths placed around base of cherry, Prunus cv., tree, planted in 2007 as a Holocaust Memorial, in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, London Borough of Southwark, on Holocaust Day, 27 January 2024. (No flowers were placed beside the Holocaust Memorial in Hyde Park).

Flowers (and two small citrus fruits) placed at base of memorial in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park to the estimated 27 million Russians who lost their lives during the Second World War, on Holocaust Day 2023.

Wreaths placed at the base of the statue of Major Charles George Gordon, in Embankment Gardens, City of Westminster, to commemorate the anniversary of his death in Khartoum, Sudan, on 26 January 1885.

Wreath placed at base of statue of Robert Burns, in Embankment Gardens, City of Westminster, by the President and Council of the Burns Club of London – ‘to the memory of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns’ – on Burns Night, the anniversary of his birth on 25 January 1759.

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