The Stairway to Heaven Memorial Trust has worked tirelessly for ten years to build the memorial. The final section will be the installation of the teak stairway with light conicals that will allow sunlight to shine down from the stairway roof. Work on the final section is currently underway (October 2017) and should be complete by December. For latest news see http://www.stairwaytoheavenmemorial.org/
The memorial is dedicated not only to the 173 people of the communities 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 memorial will remember the Emergency Services, the firemen, policeman, ambulance, wardens, clergy and hospital staff who helped the injured.