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On 26th August 2014, ‘Bermondsey’s Own VC’, Fred Holmes, was honoured with a commemorative paving stone marking his birth place on Abbey Street, Bermondsey outside what is now the Bermondsey Square Hotel. One of the earliest recipients of the Victoria Cross in the First World War, the ceremony took place 100 years to the day of the acts of bravery for which Lance Corporal Holmes was recognised.
Bermondsey Street Festival 2014 returns on Saturday 20th September bigger and better than ever. Bermondsey’s annual village fete is full of treats including live music, tasty food, kid’s entertainment, and even the unveiling of a community created sculpture. Round the day off with the delights of the decadent night market in Bermondsey Square.
‘Bermondsey’s Own VC’, Fred Holmes, is to be honoured with a commemorative paving stone marking his birth place on Abbey Street outside what is now the Bermondsey Square Hotel. The event forms part of the activities to mark the start of the First World War in 1914.