Remembrance day across London’s stations

Photo by Norbert Tarnoczi

Despite lockdown restrictions, known and unknown soldiers are still being remembered for their sacrifices across London

Victoria and King’s Cross railway stations both prepared for the 100th anniversary.  

The arrival of the Unknown Warrior – On 10 November 1920, a single, unidentified serviceman arrived on platform 8 at Victoria Station.

He represents all those whose bodies were missing.

This year, poppy wreaths, pictures, flowers and crosses have been placed at the very same platform by the railway management and staff to pay tribute to the Unknown Warriors and all the other soldiers that sacrificed so much for this country.

Photo by Norbert Tarnoczi

From Dover to Victoria Station – Marking the 100th anniversary

Photo by Norbert Tarnoczi

A two-minute silence was held to commemorate the 100th anniversary – Initial plans for a public event to mark the centenary were trimmed down due to the pandemic, but Southeastern and Network Rail held a two-minutes silence.

Photo by Norbert Tarnoczi

“Once not: know’..to any now re: known’.. by many”

Photo by Norbert Tarnoczi

Photo by Norbert Tarnoczi

King’s Cross Station – King’s Cross Station commemorated the event with a giant poppy and two-minute silence was held at this station as well on Wednesday.

Photo by Norbert Tarnoczi

With the contribution of the National Museum, Victoria station also opened a “pop-up exhibition” this week. The exhibition tells the story of the Unknown Warrior.

Make sure to have a glance if passing by – it will be open until 16 November.

Words and pictures by Norbert Tarnoczi | Subbed: Grace Staley 

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