Earlier this month Trustees of the Stairway to Heaven Memorial Trust saw the arrival of the teak stairway in Bethnal Green Gardens, 11 years after the Bethnal Green Memorial was originally proposed. The solid teak structure will soon be craned into position next to the Bethnal Green station entrance stair where the disaster took place back in 1943.

The stairway has 173 conical lightwells cut into its roof plane, representing each of the individuals that died in the disaster nearly 75 years ago. The surnames of each of the victims are carved into the teak on the external faces of stairway. The stairway was fabricated by The Greenoak Carpentry Company with cnc engineering by Solutions in Wood, having been designed by Bethnal Green practise Arboreal Architecture.

To donate to the running costs of this very worthwhile project, please visit the Stairway to Heaven Memorial website here and click ‘donte here’, or you can text 70070 with the following code STHM43 £10