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Newham's town halls turn green in Grenfell tribute

PUBLISHED: 14:00 14 June 2018

East Ham town hall turns green to mark one year since the Grenfell Tower fire. Picture: Andrew Baker/Newham Council

East Ham town hall turns green to mark one year since the Grenfell Tower fire. Picture: Andrew Baker/Newham Council

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Newham's two town halls have gone green to mark one year since the Grenfell Tower fire.

The Old Town Hall in Stratford turns green to mark one year since the Grenfell Tower fire. Picture: Andrew Baker/Newham CouncilThe Old Town Hall in Stratford turns green to mark one year since the Grenfell Tower fire. Picture: Andrew Baker/Newham Council

The buildings, in Stratford and East Ham, have been illuminated in tribute to the 72 people who lost their lives as a result of the blaze.

They are among hundreds of buildings around the country to change colour for the anniversary of the fire, which took place in the early hours of June 14 last year.

Going green is the idea of Grenfell United, a group set up following the fire by some survivors and their families, with the aim of bringing people together and celebrating unity and diversity the day after the tragedy.

A minute’s silence has also been observed, while family and friends of those who died joined survivors at the base of the Kensington tower block for a special ceremony which included the unveiling of a mosaic.

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