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Civilians also remembered

Streatham, now part of the London Borough of Lambeth, is, I think, unusual in having two war memorials, one for service men and women, and a much more recent one for civilians.

In 2017 wreaths were placed at the memorial to service personnel, but the civilian memorial remained  undecorated.  In 2018 about 60 wreaths, mostly of standard Royal British Legion red poppies, were left at the base of the service personnel memorial, and a vase of white lilies was placed on the civilian memorial.

It still seems as if all victims of war are not yet equal, but at least the civilians, many of whom were children,  who died are receiving some recognition.

Photograph taken 3 December 2018.

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