Remember me - echoes from the lost generations
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Tower Hamlets Memorial before and after.

Over a long period of time, young people repeatedly damaged the memorial at Tower Hamlets. It was then re-designed and re-located and remains virtually untouched. What made the difference?

Read the list of changes made and discuss why they might each have each made a difference to the level of vandalism.

  • The memorial was moved from an isolated corner to a place which was overlooked and had a lot more pedestrian traffic

  • It was turned so it faced north and was therefore out of the sun

  • Absorbent stone was replaced with polished surfaces

  • The steps were removed

  • The Cross of Sacrifice was replaced by a simple cut-out shape in the body of the stonework
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