Lee Rigby family's emotional visit to Charlton Athletic memorial

Lee Rigby family's emotional visit to Charlton Athletic memorial

Lee Rigby family's emotional visit to Charlton Athletic memorial

Lee Rigby family's emotional visit to Charlton Athletic memorial

Lee Rigby family's emotional visit to Charlton Athletic memorial

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The family of murdered soldier Lee Rigby paid an emotional visit to a plaque set up by Charlton fans in his honour.

Lyn Rigby was joined by husband Ian at The Valley at the weekend, laying flowers on the plaque - the borough's only permanent memorial to Drummer Rigby, who was murdered last May in Woolwich by Hither Green and Greenwich extremists Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.

This Is Local London: Lee Rigby family's emotional visit to Charlton Athletic memorial

The brainchild of a group of Charlton fans, the plaque was funded by supporter donations following a campaign last year - with even Millwall fans pledging money.

Addicks fan Jakki Taylor, 44, from Welling, who helped organise the campaign, said: "Lyn got very emotional when she laid her flowers down, which is completely understandable."

The Rigbys had also been joined by supporters who are helping them to launch a charity initiative called Team Lee, aiming to raise money for soldiers who need help adjusting to civilian life.

This Is Local London: Lee Rigby family's emotional visit to Charlton Athletic memorial

Ms Taylor said: "It was incredibly humbling.

"Lyn is an amazing woman - she's stayed so strong despite all the things she's been through.

After laying the flowers, they were taken up to the Millennium Suite where they were joined by celebrity Addicks fan Jim Davidson.

Ms Taylor said: "It was kept very low key although obviously some people came up to say hello. People were very respectful."

Thousands join Facebook group

Hundreds of people are continuing to join a Facebook group calling for a Lee Rigby memorial near where the fusilier was killed.

So far 12,850 people - including members of the Rigby family - have joined the Memorial for Fusilier Lee Rigby group online, set up by Lorna Taylor whose own son served alongside the Woolwich soldier.

Ms Taylor and the group's admin team have been writing to the council, Army officials, MPs and Boris Johnson to get support.

But, as News Shopper reported last month, Greenwich Council says it is up to the Army to decide what the most appropriate memorial should be - with Lee Rigby's name added to the National Arboretum being their preferred choice.

Greenwich and Woolwich MP Nick Raynsford has also written to the group warning a memorial could cast a shadow over the area and might attract undesirable interest from extremists.

However, Ms Taylor said: "It's nearly a year now and something needs to be done. This is what the majority of people want."

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11:37am Wed 26 Mar 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Such a nice commemoration to Lee by the people of the Valley and others.
Such a nice commemoration to Lee by the people of the Valley and others. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 48

2:30pm Wed 26 Mar 14

SidcupResident says...

Well done to all the people that donated towards the plaque.

It's a shame that a load of left-wing trainspotters on the CharltonLife forum were complaining that the plaque was 'racist' as it might upset the local muslim communities....
I'd advise them to stay in the loft and play with their trainsets.
Well done to all the people that donated towards the plaque. It's a shame that a load of left-wing trainspotters on the CharltonLife forum were complaining that the plaque was 'racist' as it might upset the local muslim communities.... I'd advise them to stay in the loft and play with their trainsets. SidcupResident
  • Score: 45

2:47pm Wed 26 Mar 14

queeny45 says...

How come Greenwich council allowed for a memorial plaque for Stephen Lawrence who done nothing for this country and the likes of LEE RIGBY who risks his life for this country and done something good for this country can't get a proper memorial for people to remember him and pay their respects because of someone saying it could cause extremist upset, hold on anyone who was found sabotarging Stephen lawrences plaque was arrested and charged because they put cctv up above his plaque.SO WHY CAN'T THEY DO THAT FOR LEE RIGBY and for his familys memory .ONE RULE FOR ONE.IT'S DISGUSTING.I and many others are sick of hearing about Stephen Lawrence,who was he he wasn't a myrtr nothing like lee rigby A HERO.
How come Greenwich council allowed for a memorial plaque for Stephen Lawrence who done nothing for this country and the likes of LEE RIGBY who risks his life for this country and done something good for this country can't get a proper memorial for people to remember him and pay their respects because of someone saying it could cause extremist upset, hold on anyone who was found sabotarging Stephen lawrences plaque was arrested and charged because they put cctv up above his plaque.SO WHY CAN'T THEY DO THAT FOR LEE RIGBY and for his familys memory .ONE RULE FOR ONE.IT'S DISGUSTING.I and many others are sick of hearing about Stephen Lawrence,who was he he wasn't a myrtr nothing like lee rigby A HERO. queeny45
  • Score: 118

4:13pm Wed 26 Mar 14

skinnydan says...

Well said Queeny45, i totally agree with you
Well said Queeny45, i totally agree with you skinnydan
  • Score: 46

4:30pm Wed 26 Mar 14

SidcupResident says...

queeny45 wrote:
How come Greenwich council allowed for a memorial plaque for Stephen Lawrence who done nothing for this country and the likes of LEE RIGBY who risks his life for this country and done something good for this country can't get a proper memorial for people to remember him and pay their respects because of someone saying it could cause extremist upset, hold on anyone who was found sabotarging Stephen lawrences plaque was arrested and charged because they put cctv up above his plaque.SO WHY CAN'T THEY DO THAT FOR LEE RIGBY and for his familys memory .ONE RULE FOR ONE.IT'S DISGUSTING.I and many others are sick of hearing about Stephen Lawrence,who was he he wasn't a myrtr nothing like lee rigby A HERO.
Unfortunately Greenwich Labour are too scared of upsetting the demographics that vote for them. Even if it means being racist towards the indigenous British minority in Greenwich.

Then again what else do you expect from the Paedophile Party?...

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[quote][p][bold]queeny45[/bold] wrote: How come Greenwich council allowed for a memorial plaque for Stephen Lawrence who done nothing for this country and the likes of LEE RIGBY who risks his life for this country and done something good for this country can't get a proper memorial for people to remember him and pay their respects because of someone saying it could cause extremist upset, hold on anyone who was found sabotarging Stephen lawrences plaque was arrested and charged because they put cctv up above his plaque.SO WHY CAN'T THEY DO THAT FOR LEE RIGBY and for his familys memory .ONE RULE FOR ONE.IT'S DISGUSTING.I and many others are sick of hearing about Stephen Lawrence,who was he he wasn't a myrtr nothing like lee rigby A HERO.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately Greenwich Labour are too scared of upsetting the demographics that vote for them. Even if it means being racist towards the indigenous British minority in Greenwich. Then again what else do you expect from the Paedophile Party?... www.Labour25.com http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2568850/Harmans-pres sure-group-advertise d-members-magazine-p aedophiles-New-evide nce-links-NCCL-PIE-H arriet-legal-chief.h tml http://www.rense.com /general89/brownpd.h tm SidcupResident
  • Score: 47

10:51pm Wed 26 Mar 14

sarfflondonbird says...

SidcupResident wrote:
queeny45 wrote:
How come Greenwich council allowed for a memorial plaque for Stephen Lawrence who done nothing for this country and the likes of LEE RIGBY who risks his life for this country and done something good for this country can't get a proper memorial for people to remember him and pay their respects because of someone saying it could cause extremist upset, hold on anyone who was found sabotarging Stephen lawrences plaque was arrested and charged because they put cctv up above his plaque.SO WHY CAN'T THEY DO THAT FOR LEE RIGBY and for his familys memory .ONE RULE FOR ONE.IT'S DISGUSTING.I and many others are sick of hearing about Stephen Lawrence,who was he he wasn't a myrtr nothing like lee rigby A HERO.
Unfortunately Greenwich Labour are too scared of upsetting the demographics that vote for them. Even if it means being racist towards the indigenous British minority in Greenwich.

Then again what else do you expect from the Paedophile Party?...

www.Labour25.com

http://www.dailymail

.co.uk/news/article-

2568850/Harmans-pres

sure-group-advertise

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In total agreement with both you and queeny45. I don't need to make any more input as my thoughts have already been duplicated here, but, let's see which one of us gets a ticking of f by the looney left trolls that now frequent on here regularly, screaming the 'R' word at us. No doubt, it will be me as per.
[quote][p][bold]SidcupResident[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]queeny45[/bold] wrote: How come Greenwich council allowed for a memorial plaque for Stephen Lawrence who done nothing for this country and the likes of LEE RIGBY who risks his life for this country and done something good for this country can't get a proper memorial for people to remember him and pay their respects because of someone saying it could cause extremist upset, hold on anyone who was found sabotarging Stephen lawrences plaque was arrested and charged because they put cctv up above his plaque.SO WHY CAN'T THEY DO THAT FOR LEE RIGBY and for his familys memory .ONE RULE FOR ONE.IT'S DISGUSTING.I and many others are sick of hearing about Stephen Lawrence,who was he he wasn't a myrtr nothing like lee rigby A HERO.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately Greenwich Labour are too scared of upsetting the demographics that vote for them. Even if it means being racist towards the indigenous British minority in Greenwich. Then again what else do you expect from the Paedophile Party?... www.Labour25.com http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2568850/Harmans-pres sure-group-advertise d-members-magazine-p aedophiles-New-evide nce-links-NCCL-PIE-H arriet-legal-chief.h tml http://www.rense.com /general89/brownpd.h tm[/p][/quote]In total agreement with both you and queeny45. I don't need to make any more input as my thoughts have already been duplicated here, but, let's see which one of us gets a ticking of f by the looney left trolls that now frequent on here regularly, screaming the 'R' word at us. No doubt, it will be me as per. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 56

2:29pm Fri 28 Mar 14

sarfflondonbird says...

See. Not a word of praise for these people from a certain some that post on here. Had it been to do with the lawrence plaque and family, they would have had plenty to say! Just says it all about them doesn't it?
See. Not a word of praise for these people from a certain some that post on here. Had it been to do with the lawrence plaque and family, they would have had plenty to say! Just says it all about them doesn't it? sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 32

11:09am Tue 22 Apr 14

MsChevious says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
See. Not a word of praise for these people from a certain some that post on here. Had it been to do with the lawrence plaque and family, they would have had plenty to say! Just says it all about them doesn't it?
Perhaps that's because we only call you out when you're being racist?!

I think we should have a memorial for Lee Rigby; he was murdered in a horrific fashion by monsters who pretended religion was behind their revolting acts. He should be remembered as a reminder that Britain should be a tolerant and kind country, and unite against extremism wherever it's found - be it disguising itself as Islam, Christianity or UKIP.

My only worry would be that any memorial would become a focal point for rabid right-wingers who want to twist this into some kind of point-scoring episode - which is deeply disrespectful to his family. However that's a matter of security, not a good enough reason to not have a memorial.
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: See. Not a word of praise for these people from a certain some that post on here. Had it been to do with the lawrence plaque and family, they would have had plenty to say! Just says it all about them doesn't it?[/p][/quote]Perhaps that's because we only call you out when you're being racist?! I think we should have a memorial for Lee Rigby; he was murdered in a horrific fashion by monsters who pretended religion was behind their revolting acts. He should be remembered as a reminder that Britain should be a tolerant and kind country, and unite against extremism wherever it's found - be it disguising itself as Islam, Christianity or UKIP. My only worry would be that any memorial would become a focal point for rabid right-wingers who want to twist this into some kind of point-scoring episode - which is deeply disrespectful to his family. However that's a matter of security, not a good enough reason to not have a memorial. MsChevious
  • Score: 0

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