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Death of Waterloo street sweeper David Squires

London SE1 website team

Waterloo street sweeper David Squires has died after a long illness.

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David Squires' photograph in Lower Marsh

He had looked after Lower Marsh and other streets in and around Waterloo Station for more than a decade.

A huge photograph by Rankin of the much-loved Waterloo personality who was always friendly and willing to help people has been placed outside the Waterloo Action Centre.

Beneath the portrait are his appreciative comments on the recent Southbank Centre Poetry International when he said: "This is a nice area. We should look after it."

He was employed by Lambeth Council contractor Veolia.

A book of condolence for friends to sign has been placed on a table inside the Waterloo Action Centre.

“He was very helpful, he loved helping everyone and nothing was ever too much for him” said Jean Chandler, chairman of the Association of Waterloo groups.

Jenny Williamson commented: “He never Grumbled, He was always happy and positive.”

Many Waterloo residents and workers who knew him are planning to be in Lower Marsh at 10am on Friday 24 July when the body of David Squires is due to be driven through the market prior to his funeral at West Norwood Crematorium.

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