5 March: St John on the Green church, Bethnal Green, London

On route to the Espacio Gallery for Elspeth’s walk later in the day, I stopped at the church as there was an exhibition of photographic alternative processes being held.  It was an interesting building although in great need of repair.

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Whilst I was there a memorial service was being conducted for those who had lost their lives in 1943.  Further investigation has found that on 3 March, 178 people were suffocated in the tube during an enemy raid.   The following images were found online. 4625046a992ad29a248af29b50637041

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I took the following images of some local residents at the end of the ceremony.

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During the day in the crypt of the church, various activities were taking place including a stone carving group.  They were very enthusiastic about what they were doing and happy for me to take pictures of them at work.

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5 March: ‘Thread & Word’ Walk in London

Elspeth invited me to join this walk which was not part of the ‘TSE Walking Group’.  It began at the Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green and finished at Leadenhall  Market.  Everyone was given a rope to record their journey.IMG_2330

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Readings from Cecilia Vicuna’s poem ‘Thread & Word’ were made by members of the group in various locations.

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As Elspeth pointed out, we were collaborating to celebrate the threads that bring us together.