Richard Everitt Memorial

Richard Everitt Memorial

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The family and friends of Richard Everitt along with current and former residents of Somers Town are petitioning for a permanent memorial for Richard who was murdered at the tender age of 15 in Coopers lane where he lived with his family.

Memorials and buildings named after slave traders and alike such as Cecil Rhodes are currently being discussed and debated in Somers Town and across the UK. 

Coopers Lane is currently under construction and we are asking Camden Council, Sir Keir Starmer, and Fran Heron of the Camden Town District Management Committee to consider memorialising Richard by naming a community centre, block of flats, garden area, or Street after him before construction is completed.

A bench and stone dedicated to Richard were recently removed (without the family being informed) and put into storage during construction, causing a great deal of upset to Richards Family and friends.

There is a lot of development going on across Somers Town and therefore plenty of opportunities to make this happen now. In similar historic cases, for example, Altab Ali, a park in east London was renamed, another example is Damilola Taylor who has a permanent work of art within a park.

The Everitt family and residents of Somers Town feel that a positive and permanent memorial should be considered for Richard who was well known and remembered for his kind nature. 

Sincerely,

Everitt family and friends, Somers Town residents (past and present)

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