Brixton Remembers 17-24-30 Archive

On the 17th April 1999 the first of three nail bombs planted by David Copeland exploded in Brixton Market, luckily noone was killed but many people were injured. We have set up this archive to record what happened since.

17th April 2017 – 18th Anniversary of the Brixton Nail Bomb

Planning will commence January 2017.

17th April 2016 – 17th Anniversary of the Brixton Bomb

Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/874730495988590/

On Sunday 17th April 2016 the annual act of remembrance to mark the 17th anniversary of the Brixton Nail Bomb took place at the side of the Iceland Store in Brixton.

Mark, Matt and Brigitte handed out over 250 of the new London Hate Crime Reporting Cards and chatted to passers-by, including Oswald – who was the guy who had stumbled upon the sports bag containing the nail bomb when it was left at the bus stop nearby by David Copeland. He moved it round the corner, placing it on a bit of street furniture.

This year cages from the Iceland store blocked the site underneath the Brixton plaque which marks the spot where the bomb exploded. There was no representation from Lambeth Council or Lambeth Police. Photos taken by Brigitte Boldly.

17th April 2015 – 16th Anniversary of the Brixton Bomb

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17th April 2014 – 15th Anniversary of the Brixton Bomb

Brixton Remembers 17-24-30 2014

Brixton Remembers 17-24-30 2014

11th April 2014 – The Bulletin, Lambeth Council’s internal weekly staff newsletter included notice of the 15th anniversary of the Brixton Bomb attack. Arrangements have been made for the annual gathering to take place at the side of the Iceland store.

2014 04 11 Bulletin

11th September 2013, Mark Healey joined Lambeth Council as the new Hate Crime Coordinator with the remit for tackling hate crime in the borough and facilitating the anniversary arrangements for the anniversary of the Brixton Bomb.

17th April 2013 – 14th Anniversary of the Brixton Bomb

Brixton Remembers 17-24-30 2013

17th April 2012 – 13th Anniversary of the Brixton Bomb

Brixton Remembers 17-24-30 2012

17th April 2011 – 12th Anniversary of the Brixton Bomb

Brixton Remembers 17-24-30 2011

17th April 2010 – 11th anniversary of the Brixton Bomb

Brixton Remembers 17-24-30

17th April 2009 – 10th Anniversary of the Brixton Bomb

2009 Brixton Vigil

17th April 2008 – 9th Anniversary of the Brixton Bomb

17th April 2007 – 8th Anniversary of the Brixton Bomb

17th April 2006 – 7th Anniversary of the Brixton Bomb

17th April 2005 – 6th Anniversary of the Brixton Bomb

17th April 2004 – 5th Anniversary of the Brixton Bomb

17th April 2003 – 4th Anniversary of the Brixton Bomb

17th April 2002 – 3rd Anniversary of the Brixton Bomb

17th April 2001 – 2nd Anniversary of the Brixton Bomb

Saturday 1st May 2000 Lambeth Unison backed by the Anti-Nazi League, the National Assembly Against Racism, the National Black Alliance, and the Movement for Justice organised a protest march joined by members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities and organisations including Outrage, Stonewall and the London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard.

See Outrage website for photos.

The march left Brixton at 1.20pm, paused outside St Thomas’s Hospital at 2.40pm, halted at Downing St at 2.55pm, paused briefly in Trafalgar Square before continuing to Old Compton St then returning to Trafalgar Square.

17th April 2000 – 1st Anniversary of the Brixton Bomb

17th April 1999

Jack Straw, the Home Secretary, said the bombing was an ‘outrageous and mindless act. Our sympathies go out to those injured and their families.

Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman Alan Beith said: ‘It is an act of supreme wickedness to plant a bomb in a busy shopping street on a Saturday afternoon. Our sympathies are with the injured and their families’.

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