Civic ceremony to mark third anniversary of tram derailment

A civic ceremony is to take place in New Addington next week to mark the third anniversary of the Sandilands tram derailment.

More than 60 people were injured in the incident and seven people – Dane Chinnery, Donald Collett, Robert Huxley, Philip Logan, Dorota Rynkiewicz, Philip Seary and Mark Smith – sadly lost their lives when the tram derailed close to Sandilands tram stop on the morning of 9 November 2016.

Members of the public are invited to join the Mayor of Croydon for the service on Saturday 9 November at Market Square, Central Parade. The ceremony will begin at 11am and will include a one-minute silence in memory of those who died.

Floral tributes will be laid at the memorial plinth installed in honour of those affected by the incident, and the public will be able to lay their own tributes at the end of the ceremony.

“Although nearly three years have passed since that terrible day, we still hold those who sadly lost their lives in our memories.

“The ceremony will allow all those affected by this tragedy to stand together and pay their respects, whilst also showing their support to survivors and the wider New Addington community.”

Councillor Tony Newman, leader of the council

2019-10-31T10:46:51+00:00 October 31st, 2019|Recent news|