Historic England has launched a project , “Immortalised”, to record local monuments and rituals around England. They particularly want to record little-known or unofficial monuments and events which don’t figure in the national consciousness.
As they put it in their Press Release: “From flowers left at the Alan Turing statue in Manchester on his birthday, to the annual service on the pavement beneath Oliver Cromwell in Westminster, a number of statues and memorials have regular rituals attached to them that keep their stories alive.
Researchers for the exhibition are particularly interested in finding out information about the way ordinary people and communities create unofficial memorials that become part of our collective memory and part of a place’s identity.”
So what monument or ritual would you nominate in Tooting?
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