Saturday, November 3, 2012

Postman's Park

The Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice, Postman's Park, City of London
Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice
Postman's Park, City of London
London, January 2007

Thomas Griffin
fitters labourer
April 12, 1899
In a boiler explosion at a
Battersea sugar refinery
was fatally scalded in
returning to search
for his mate
Walter Peart, driver
and Harry Dean, fireman
of the Windsor Express
on July 18, 1898
Whilst being scalded and burnt
sacrificed their lives in
saving the train
Mary Rogers
stewardess of the Stella
Mar 30 1899
Self sacrificed by giving up
her life belt and voluntarily
going down in the
sinking ship
Alice Ayres,
daughter of a bricklayer's labourer
who by intrepid conduct
saved 3 children
from a burning house
in Union Street, Borough,
at the cost of her own young life
April 24, 1885

External links: List of tablets on the Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice


黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Wonderful dedication ! GOD Bless them !

Dina said...

Such courage, such tragic and painful deaths.

cieldequimper said...

It looks a bit like a forlorn place though...