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New Cross Fire 40th anniversary

Find out about our New Cross Fire memorial service, which has now moved online.
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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, recorded at St Andrew's Church Brockley can be viewed here.

New Cross Fire memorial stone reading: In memory of the young people who died as a result of the New Cross Fire 18th January 1981 - the names of those remembered: Patrick Cummings, Andrew Gooding, Peter Campbell, Gerry Paul Francis, Steve Collins, Patricia Johnson, Rosaline Henry, Lloyd Hall, Humphrey Geoffrey Brown, Owen Thompson, Yvonne Ruddock, Glenton Powell, Paul Ruddock, Anthony Berbeck.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