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Woolwich & Greenwich Rainbow crossings altered for black history month

Road crossings painted in the rainbow flag in Greenwich and Woolwich for pride earlier this year are now sporting new colours for black history month.

Crossings at General Gordon Square in Woolwich and Greenwich town centre have seen alterations as has one in Plumstead.

It’s expected the pride crossings will return in November.

EDIT: To those complaining of cost it is sponsored like the previous pride crossings.

 

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13 Comments

  1. robert payn

    Got no problems with that are they putting a big poppy on them in November

  2. Michael

    Nice idea. With Remebrance day coming up I’d like to see poppy-covered crossings.

  3. Philip Bean

    That would be a great idea Poppy’s for remberance Sunday I think it would look awesome

  4. Remembrance day, poppy appeals etc are incredibly highly visual and high profile – everyone on TV wears a poppy for about two weeks and there are special programs on TV and poppy collectors at every train station in the UK and there are lots of other events and installations like the moving one at the Tower of London.

    Topics like LGBT+ rights and Black History Month in comparison are highly underrepresented and deserve extra attention, publicity and this sort of public realm stiumulus. As I’m sure you are aware, there are a lot of LGBT+ and first/second/third generation immigrants living in Greenwich, and this is a small thing that helps bring extra awareness to their lives and their culture. Poppy’s and Remembrance does NOT need that extra boost.

    • Mark Baynes

      People in UK give more money per year to poor overworked donkeys than they do to poppy’s day. TV and news presenters wear them for 2 weeks before and after date as they face the sack if they don’t, no matter what their beliefs.

    • SK

      Thank you, I’m so glad someone gets it.

    • SK

      Thank you. At least someone understands this.

  5. Les Berry's bike

    Green,White and Gold for St.Pat’s……..

  6. CDT

    Great idea of Poppy crossing in November for Remerance Day. I have seen large poppies tied to trees and lamp post in previous years for Remberance Day,

  7. Graham

    We who are born and bred in the UK give to the poppy appeal generously year after year as away of saying thank you to the brave men and women of our Armed Forces who fought and lost their lives for their country and our freedom.

    As well as fighting other conflicts around the world to support other countries against aggression.

    Why should we not show our thanks and support to our brave men and women of the armed Forces and say thank you in this special way. I hope we do get poppie crossings this year as a further sign of respect.

  8. CDT

    Graham, I think the poppies on the crossings in Woolwich would be a really nice gesture his year as Woolwich has always been known as a Garrison Town due to its links with the Army.

    It was good to see the crossings painted for Pride and the LGBT community and now for Black history month in Woolwich.

    So totally agree the crossings should be painted to represent the Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Sunday. in November .

  9. Cherry

    I think Remembrance Sunday gets enough coverage as the Royal family comes out to pay her respects. So the fact that the crossing has been changed to acknowledge Black History Month, last time I checked black people are black 365 days of the year so why should we feel grateful for the one month that has been set aside.

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