Tribute to Thompson pioneers of Erith

The first gathering of the descendants of William and Jessie Thompson and family of Erith was held on Saturday, October 28, with an unveiling of a special plaque commemorating the event.

The event also celebrated the moving and installation of a headstone of one of William and Jessie’s five sons, William Henry Thompson.

The headstone of William Henry, and his wife, Emma, was recently moved from Cheltenham cemetery to Balaklava cemetery, and the new plaque, which was laid at the front of the headstone, was officially unveiled as a tribute to the gathering of the descendants of the Thompson family.

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