Handwritten tributes to victims of London Bridge terror attack to be archived

Josh Salisbury (09 January, 2020)

A prayer ceremony will be held on Sunday for the victims of the attack as the tributes are moved

33647People lay flowers at London Bridge for the victims of the London Bridge terrorist attack. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

Tributes left to the victims of November’s London Bridge attack will be archived this weekend.

Flowers laid at the Monument following Usman Khan’s attack on November 29 will be composted, said the City of London Corporation, and the resulting compost will be made available to the family’s victims.

Victims Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones were fatally stabbed during the attack at a prisoner rehabilitation conference in Fishmonger’s Hall on the north side of London Bridge.

Non-floral tributes, including messages, cards and candles are to be stored at the Corporation’s London Metropolitian Archives.

The tributes are scheduled to be moved on Sunday, after a prayer ceremony held at The Monument.

The ceremony at 12.30pm is open to people of all faiths and none.

The service will be immediately followed by the annual blessing of the river at 12.45pm. Prayers will be offered to all those who use London Bridge or the Thames.

The annual river blessing is shared between the Parish of St Magnus the Martyr and Southwark Cathedral.

Processions leave both Southwark Cathedral and St Magnus’ at about the same time and meet in the centre of the bridge which is both the diocesan and Cathedral parish boundary.


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