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Shame for the dead of 1943 Tube disaster

PUBLISHED: 15:56 26 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:08 05 October 2010

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Dear Editor AT THIS time we are remembering those who died in the 1943 Bethnal Green disaster. All who live in the neighbourhood must be glad the Underground station (used as a wartime air raid shelter) is looking so good after its refurbushment. But

Dear Editor

AT THIS time when we are remembering those who died in the 1943 Bethnal Green disaster, all who live in the neighbourhood must be glad that the Underground station (used as a wartime air raid shelter) is looking so good after its refurbishment.

But a piece of official vandalism has been committed on the station. A cable has been installed at the east end of the eastbound platform, without proper planning.

But to make room for it, the new tiles recently laid have been carelessly hacked away.

Surely the tiles could be restored and the cable concealed at no great cost?

It is a glaring example in its present state of bad management and thoughtless destruction, an insult to all who use the station and an insult to the memory of the dead.

Gordon Clark

Aberavon-road, Bow

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