The first of three small acts of remembrance took place in Brixton today to mark the 12th anniversary of the London Nail Bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho. At 5.30pm seven people gathered at the Iceland Store in Brixton, on the corner of Electric Avenue where the bomb exploded on the 17th April 1999. Three candles were lit symbolising the communities that were attacked, then carried the short distance to Windrush Square.
Mark Healey, the organiser of the event thanked everyone for coming along and supporting the event. He said that although there were fewer people than last year he had expected less people because of the London Marathon, the event itself had gone smoothly and over 750 cards reminding people about the anniversaries had been handed out over the weekend. He added “Although there were less people, there was more opportunity to talk to each other and it was nice to have new people getting involved, as well as some people who had supported the event before. This year was much more relaxed”.
The next gathering is taking place next weekend at 6pm Sunday 24th April in Altab Ali Park marking the second nail bomb which injured thirteen people in Brick Lane.