The Second Parade stated with a wonderful Play " Our War " writtern by local playrights who performed this out side Iceland which in the Second World War was Woolworths. The Store was bombed and 168 People died, the Parade then marched along New Cross Road passing the centre of the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign held so many meetings before winning the famous court case. The Save Lewisham Hospital campaign lead this section of the parade.
The London Soul Choir lead the Singing as we also held a rememberence outside the house of The New Cross Fire.
The third parade started from Foreshore to remember and reflect on the huge numbers of people who have embarked from Deptford for a new world and the areas amazing historical importance, as the Parade then headed to join the other 2 parades on the broadway to be lead by The NHS Choir. The London Soul Choir. The St Nicholas Church Choir and local socialist Choir " Strawberry Thiefes " . Then we all sang The Red Flag to remember Kath Duncan and the 5000 Local residents that fought in this street battle with mounted police charging.
Would be nice if people have more pictures from the Parades to be forwarded to our festival face book page, which already has huge range of images from the our First International festival.Next festival 29 April to 2 May, for tickets go direct to www.deptfordheritagefestival.org.uk and the festival Facebook page.