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13 January 2014

See the Dave Squires memorial mosaic

Many of the grandest memorials in London seem to remember royals, aristocrats and politicians, so it is nice that there are some that remember ordinary people who worked hard and were an important part of their community. For this reason, your author was very pleased to stumble across a touching memorial to "much loved street sweeper" Dave Squires the wall outside the Waterloo Action Centre in Baylis Road, near Waterloo Station on a walk at the weekend.

Squires was a well-known face to Waterloo locals until his death in 2009, aged 60, and was photographed by the photographer "Rankin" in 2007 for a photographic exhibition featuring famous people and local residents in support of the Royal Festival Hall's Name a Seat campaign. We are told that the mosaic was put together by Southbank Mosaics who work in the crypt of St John's Waterloo, and specifically by the hands of Sivie Jacobi, Antonio Vieira and David Tootill.

For more, see http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/4394

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