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New Cross Fire 40th anniversary

Find out about our New Cross Fire memorial service, which has now moved online.

On 18 January 1981, the New Cross Fire led tragically to the deaths of 14 young Black people.

This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the New Cross Fire. A memorial service to mark the anniversary was recorded at St Andrew's Church Brockley.

Throughout 2021, community projects funded by Goldsmiths, University of London will explore past and present of Lewisham's Black community to mark the 40th anniversary of Black People's Day of Action. Grants will be given to support proposals developed with local organisations and community groups.

Dr Kalbir Shukra and the Young Mayer of Lewisham will bring together people involved in campaigning alongside other adults who campaigned when they were younger, in a workshop called 'when we were young..now we are young'.

For more information contact events@lewisham.gov.uk or call 020 8314 7321.

Remembering all those who lost their lives:

Patrick Cummings, 21 September 1964 – 18 January 1981

Andrew Gooding,18 February 1966 – 18 January 1981

Peter Campbell, 23 February 1962 – 18 January 1981

Gerry Paul Francis, 21 August 1963 – 18 January 1981

Steve Collins, 2 May 1963 – 18 January 1981

Patricia Johnson, 16 May 1965 – 18 January 1981

Rosaline Henry, 23 September 1964 – 18 January 1981

Lloyd Hall, 28 November 1960 – 18 January 1981

Humphrey Geoffrey Brown, 4 July 1962 – 18 January 1981

Owen Thompson, 11 September 1964 – 18 January 1981

Yvonne Ruddock, 17 January 1965 – 24 January 1981

Glenton Powell, 18 January 1966 – 25 January 1981

Paul Ruddock, 19 November 1958 – 9 February 1981

Anthony Berbeck, 17 August 1962 – 9 July 1983