POPLAR’S ANGEL – A ROYAL VISIT TO REMEMBER
HM The Queen will be visiting Poplar on 15 June to be part of the commemoration of 18 local children who lost their lives 100 years ago when the Upper North Street School (now Mayflower school) was bombed in the first daylight attack on London by a fixed-wing aircraft.
She will attend a church service at All Saints in Newby Place in the morning and then unveil a plaque at Mayflower School. Although these 2 events are by invitation only, the public is being encouraged to come to Poplar Recreation Ground (corner of Hale street and East India Dock Road) from 12 – 3.00pm to observe 2 minutes silence (12.45pm) by the Angel Memorial which was erected in remembrance, view the WW1 displays, have a cup of tea and see the work produced by 8 local schools. There will be music from a military brass band and our very own Poplar Singers. The event is about remembrance but also about protecting, loving and cherishing the children who live in Poplar today.