The family of the late Bermondsey funeral director, Barry Albin-Dyer, would not oppose plans to name a park after him, should local residents decide they wanted to honour him.
Last week the News reported Southwark Council’s decision to name the park, on the site of Fisher FC’s old ground near Timber Pond Road, the Mayflower, in reference to the boat that set sail to the New World from Rotherhithe.
Local people originally said that they would like the park named after the much-loved funeral director. Liberal Democrat councillors and local residents have questioned the decision to call it Mayflower Park, saying they would like it to be named after the Bermondsey legend.
Barry’s sons told the News this week that they would be honoured, but said they wanted local people to decide on their name for the park and that it was up to the community to decided.
A council spokesperson said that they felt naming the park after the Mayflower was ‘apt’.
Don’t forget: The annual Albins Christmas Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday December 7.
Gates open at 6pm for a 7pm start. If you would like a Star you can now pick them up at all Albin branches.