Buckingham to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Buckingham Town Council will be commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday 27th January 2023 @ 11am around Bourton Park’s Memorial Stone. The service is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Group photo of crowd overserving memorial day

Photo credit: Derick Pelling 2022

On Holocaust Memorial Day, we remember the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed under Nazi persecution of other groups, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

The ceremony will be hosted by the Deputy Town Mayor, Cllr Anja Schaefer and commence 11am at the eastern end of Bourton Park around the Holocaust Memorial Stone. If you are planning on attending the event, please be aware that car parking in Bourton Park is limited, so please plan your trip in advance, walk, use public transport or explore (safe and considerate) on-street parking within neighbouring housing estates.

The memorial stone was installed in 2021 and is bedrock, sourced from Buckingham’s Brackley Road cemetery. It was transported, as a gesture to the community, by local firm Paragon Tool Hire. Buckingham Town Council employed local stonemason and a master letter carver Louis Francis, to engrave the Holocaust Memorial Day emblem and wording.

Memorial stone with floral tribute

Photo credit: Derick Pelling 2022

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place every year on the 27th January and across the UK iconic landmarks and buildings will be lighting up in purple and individuals will place candles in their windows to stand against prejudice and hatred. You can find more information about other ways to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website: www.hmd.org.uk

Map showing loation of memorial stone at east end of Park