A number of memorial events were held across Plymouth following the tragedy of 12 August, 2021. Below is a brief summary of those activities. If you are organising a future event please contact us.
Messages of condolence at The Box
Those who wished to share their tributes and messages of condolence did so at a special memorial based at The Box.
During August and September, 2021 members of the public called in to create their own hearts and write their tributes using green card and stencils.
A facilitator was on hand at all times to guide and support people. The hearts were then documented before being held in the city archives. More information here.
Flowers, candles and teddy bears
Following a respectful period of time the flowers and candles left in tribute to the victims were carefully collected and preserved in archives at The Box. A number of flowers have been cast in resin globes to be presented to the victims’ families and the candles are being recycled by a specialist company to create bespoke new candles, some of which will also be presented to the families.
Five hundred teddy bears were also left in tribute to the victims. These have been steam cleaned and a large number will be sent to the Teddy Trust, who give soft toys to children experiencing traumatic events all over the world, while various appropriate charities are being considered to send the rest.
Messages and cards have been kept by The Box, and stored for the families. More information here.
A permanent memorial is currently being discussed through consultation with the families, the survivors and the community.
The City was officially in mourning for the first week after the tragedy. As part of this, a candlelit vigil was held at North Down Crescent Recreation Ground (organised by Keyham Neighbourhood Community Group). Following this a series of church services and memorial masses were held across the city.
Books of condolence were available in Keyham and online for people to sign. These will be presented to the families of the victims in the future.
Across the city, people have been paying their respects online, in murals, and in their own communities. Below are some examples: