We have installed another alternative heritage plaque in commemoration of Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.
Owing to the covid-19 pandemic and the risks involved, the annual Remembrance Sunday March did not take place this year, but despite these changes, the British Legion encouraged people across nations to ensure the day is still marked appropriately.
To mark the occasion, we have installed one of our famous alternative blue plaques to mark the day, serving as a thoughtful and genuine addition to the city-wide campaign that went viral back in 2019.
David Drury, Head of PR and Communications at Drunk Animal Creative Studio said:
“This plaque tells of the story of Alf and Hilda, who were reunited at Railway Dock following the end of WW1. Just three days before Alf was deployed, he married his childhood sweetheart, Hilda, in St James’ Church, Sutton. It wasn’t the best way to start married life, but for four years, the pair hoped and prayed that they’d be reunited one day.
“This is a very personal plaque to me, as it honours my grandparents and our family’s story. But this plaque is in commemoration of every story of a loved one leaving to protect his or her country. Over the years, thousands of military personnel have not made it home, so this plaque has been placed to honour and remember their sacrifice.
“The plaque includes a link to the Royal British Legion website – we encourage anyone passing to take a snap, share the image on social channels using the hashtag #alwaysremember and donate to this very worthy cause.”
To donate to the Royal British Legion, visit britishlegion.org.uk.
The plaque is situated on the underpass between Old Town and C4DI, near the water where the Arctic Corsair used to be.
The Alternative Heritage Plaques are part of a city-wide project launched in 2019, created and installed by us here at Drunk Animal Creative Studio.
For more information about the Alternative Heritage campaign, visit https://drunkanimal.com/alternative-heritage/.
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