The pedestrian crossing at Charlton station has been given a new, colourful look to mark Black History Month. The crossing is one of four in Greenwich borough to have been painted in the pan-African colours of red, gold, green and black for October, and follows crossings in Greenwich, Woolwich and Plumstead being given a rainbow hue to mark Pride in London month during the summer.
Sponsors have covered the cost of the work – they include the developer U+I, which is redeveloping the former Siemens factory site by the Thames; and the housing association Peabody, which owns Charlton Triangle Housing. The other backers are Berkeley Homes, the Old Royal Naval College and Greenwich Hospital, the charity which owns Greenwich market.
A series of events are taking place across Greenwich borough to mark Black History Month, including a screening of Malcolm X at Charlton House on Friday 11 October and children’s workshops, also at Charlton House, on Saturday 26 October.
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