Friday, 22 May 2009
On March 3rd, 1943 173 people were killed in a crush while attempting to take shelter in the underground station during a bombing raid alert. The crush at Bethnal Green is the largest loss of civilian life in the UK in World War II and the largest loss of life in a single incident on the London Underground network. More about the disaster here.
Every year personal tributes and wreaths are hung on the railings by the stairs where the crush took place.