Watts Memorial, Postmans Park


The Watts Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice in Postman's Park, London, contains fifty-four memorial tablets commemorating sixty-two individuals, men, women and children, each of whom lost their life while attempting to save another. The earliest case featured is that of Sarah Smith, a pantomime artist who died in 1863 and the latest is Leigh Pitt who drowned in 2007. The youngest individual commemorated is eight-year-old Henry Bristow; the oldest, sixty-one-year-old Daniel Pemberton.


The Everyday Heroes mobile app

The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park mobile app is available, free-of-charge, for iOS and Android devices from the iTunes and Google Play stores respectively.

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The app reveals, as never before, the everyday lives and untimely deaths of the sixty-two individuals commemorated and brings them to life as real people rather than just abstract names on a monument. For each person, there is a full description of the incident in which they died and details of all the key people involved, allowing the user to gain different perspectives on the circumstances. Events, locations and places of interest can be viewed on interactive maps and the app is extensive illustrated, with pictures of people and places.

The app is primarily designed to be used at the memorial, where each tablet can be recognised using the camera on your device. Away from the site, or on devices that cannot support image recognition, profiles of each person can be selected from a list, so you can continue to browse and explore no matter where you are.

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