Commemorating First World War
The Triennial will also be marking the centenary of the First World War. The void left in Tontine Street where Stokes’ Greengrocers stood until a German Gotha bomber dropped a single bomb in the street will be transformed into a commemorative space to honour the 61 people who died there – including shopkeepers William Stoke, his son Arthur, and brother Fred – on Friday May 25, 1917. A plaque now stands alone on the site which became derelict after a fire in 1985 closed the rebuilt shop after the bombing.
A new memorial is being installed this week by students of the University of Creative Arts and Algerian artist Amina Menia.
She said: “There is no physical