Wandsworth marks Grenfell anniversary
Published: Thursday 14th June 18
Wandsworth Town Hall joined other landmark buildings across the Capital last night to be illuminated in commemoration of the first anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy.
The Wandsworth Council building was illuminated in green lights just before 1am to mark the moment 12 months ago that the blaze began. It remained illuminated until sunrise, and will be bathed in green again later today between dusk and midnight.
Battersea Power Station also took part in the commemoration and South Thames College in Wandsworth will be illuminated tonight. Across the capital, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge, City Hall, The London Eye and BT Tower are among a host of others that that also turned green – the colour chosen by survivors’ support group Grenfell United, which came up with the idea.
Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia said: “The tragic loss of life at Grenfell unfolded a year ago but the memories of that awful night are still fresh in the minds of all Londoners. As a council we wanted to show our support for the Grenfell community and all those affected by this terrible and unprecedented event.”