The Stairway to Heaven Memorial Trust has worked tirelessly for ten years to build the memorial. The final section will soon be in place - the teak stairway, suspended above the memorial with 173 light conicals that will allow sunlight to shine down from the stairway roof. Work on the final section is currently underway and should be complete by late December, 2017. For latest news see http://www.stairwaytoheavenmemorial.org/
The memorial is dedicated not only to the 173 people who lost their lives that day in March 1943, but also to the survivors, many of whom lost friends and family in the disaster. In addition, the Trust wishes to acknowledge the emergency services and all those who helped out; the firemen, policeman, ambulance, wardens, clergy and hospital staff who cared for the injured and those who had lost their loved ones.