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Tower Hamlets remembers

From Monday 18 October there will be a series of public events taking place across Tower Hamlets paying tribute to those who have died of Covid and celebrating the response of residents and partners, and the strength of our community.

Keep scrolling for more information.

 

Tree planting

Residents are free to attend tree and bulb planting events at the following times and locations.

You do NOT need to bring your own tree and ceremonies will last approx. 30 minutes (no more than 50 minutes maximum).

Please note there may be photos taken and/or video recorded at individual events.

 
DATE PARK TIME
Monday 18 October Victoria Park - The Hub 11am
  Brickfield Gardens 1pm
Tuesday 19 October Whitehorse Open Space 10am
  Langdon Park 1pm
Wednesday 20 October MIllwall Park 10am
  Sir John McDougall Gardens 1pm
Thursday 21 October Alton Street Open Space 10am
  Ravenscroft Gardens 1pm
Friday 22 October Swedenborg Gardens 10am 
  Meath Gardens 2pm

 

Map of trees to be planted

1 of 10
Alton Street OS, 3 trees (T59 – T61), 3 Betula pubescens
2 of 10
Brickfield Gardens, 3 trees (T112, T113, T115), 2 Betula pendula birch and 1 Prunus avium
3 of 10
Meath Gardens, 1 tree (T1227), 1 Prunus avium
4 of 10
Langdon Park, 3 trees (T107 – T109), 3 Prunus avium
5 of 10
Ravenscroft Park, 3 trees (T198 – T200), 3 Prunus avium
6 of 10
Millwall Park, 3 trees (T472 – T474), 3 Prunus ‘Kanzan’
7 of 10
Swedenborg Gardens, 3 trees (T230 – T232), 3 Prunus subhirtella
8 of 10
Sir John McDougall, 3 trees (T288 – T290), 1 Pinus sylvestris, 2 Pinus nigra
9 of 10
Victoria Park Block 29, 3 trees (T170 – T172), 3 Prunus padus
10 of 10
White Horse Road Park, 3 trees (T154 – T156), 3 Sorbus aucuparia

Alton Street OS, 3 trees (T59 – T61), 3 Betula pubescens
Brickfield Gardens, 3 trees (T112, T113, T115), 2 Betula pendula birch and 1 Prunus avium
Meath Gardens, 1 tree (T1227), 1 Prunus avium
Langdon Park, 3 trees (T107 – T109), 3 Prunus avium
Ravenscroft Park, 3 trees (T198 – T200), 3 Prunus avium
Millwall Park, 3 trees (T472 – T474), 3 Prunus ‘Kanzan’
Swedenborg Gardens, 3 trees (T230 – T232), 3 Prunus subhirtella
Sir John McDougall, 3 trees (T288 – T290), 1 Pinus sylvestris, 2 Pinus nigra
Victoria Park Block 29, 3 trees (T170 – T172), 3 Prunus padus
White Horse Road Park, 3 trees (T154 – T156), 3 Sorbus aucuparia

Partner events

Here you'll find any links to partner events taking place during the memorial week — click to learn more:

Making history: documenting coronavirus in the East End

Don't miss your opportunity to tell us about your experience of Covid-19.

We are inviting memories to add to our archive — this project started in June 2020 and closes at midnight on 31 December 2021.

To learn more and take part, click the following link:

https://talk.towerhamlets.gov.uk/coronavirus-collection

Remember in your own way

We are encouraging residents to remember in their own way during the week 18 to 24 October and share this with us.

Send your memories to us using the above link to our Coronavirus Collection and post to social media using the hashtag #THRemembers.

Book of remembrance

Our borough, like many communities, experienced a tragic amount of deaths from Covid-19.

To coincide with the anniversary of lockdown, we are launching a Book of Remembrance for residents.

You can leave tributes to remember and celebrate the lives of family members, friends and colleagues lost in the pandemic.

Leave your tributes