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Clapham Junction Rail Crash Memorial
Clapham Junction Rail Crash Memorial
Clapham Junction Rail Crash Memorial
Clapham Junction Rail Crash Memorial
Clapham Junction Rail Crash Memorial
Clapham Junction Rail Crash Memorial
Clapham Junction Rail Crash Memorial
Clapham Junction Rail Crash Memorial
Clapham Junction Rail Crash Memorial

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Vincenzo Albano / Art UK

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The memorial is sited immediately above the line where one train crashed into the back of another, killing 35 people and injuring many others. A small garden has been created on the embankment. The memorial itself, a granite stone in a half arc, is set at 90 degrees to the road. One side is incised with an inscription about the rail disaster, the other side features a relief of rails in the background with one hand reaching down to grasp another hand in an offer of help.

Date

1988–1989

Medium

stone

Accession number

SW18_VA_S005

Work type

Sign or marker

Work status

extant

Listing status

not listed

Unveiling date

1st November 1989.

Access

at all times

Access note

open to the public

Inscription description

inscribed on memorial: FOR THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN / THE CLAPHAM JUNCTION RAIL DISASTER / ON 12 DECEMBER 1988, THOSE WHO WERE / INJURED. THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS AND ALL WHO / HELPED & CARED AT THE TIME AND AFTERWARDS


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Located at

Spencer Park, Clapham

SW18 2SY

Next to Spencer Park.