Book of condolence for Queen Elizabeth II at Wanstead Library


A book of condolence has been opened at Wanstead Library for residents to express their grief and gratitude to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, who died yesterday at Balmoral Castle.

 The Queen, aged 96, was the longest-serving monarch in British history, beginning her reign in 1952 at age 25.

There are six books of condolence at venues across the borough (Hainault Library, Central Library, Goodmayes Library, Wanstead Library, Woodford Green Library and Valentines Mansion) and Redbridge Council has said floral tributes can also be left at Christ Church Green.

A special vigil will take place at 6pm on Monday 12 September.

“This is a time of shared public grief, during which people from all communities and backgrounds, are joining together to mourn Her Majesty,” said the Mayor of Redbridge, Councillor Thavathuray Jeyaranjan.

As a mark of respect, the Union Jack flag is being flown at half-mast at Redbridge Town Hall.

Messages can also be sent via the website.