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CALL FOR QUEEN MUM EAST END MEMORIAL

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London Assembly members Trevor Phillips and John Biggs have launched a campaign to create a memorial site for the Q...
London Assembly members Trevor Phillips and John Biggs have launched a campaign to create a memorial site for the Queen Mother in London's East End.

The politicians have written to London mayor Ken Livingstone, Tower Hamlets LBC and its MPs and councillors to join their campaign.

The reason for choosing Tower Hamlets, Mr Phillips and Mr Biggs say, stems from the Queen Mother's 'special relationship' with the area, stemming from World War II.

'During the war she made it her

priority to go out and meet east enders, thousands of whom lost their homes and family members during the bombing campaign,' they told Mr Livingstone in a letter.

Apart from commemorating the life of the Queen Mother, the site would also provide a monument to the 'many tens of thousands of Londoners, many still living, whose courage in the Blitz defined the British spirit forever'.

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