Plaque for Kieron Davies is unveiled
January 28, 2009
Family and friends of an Arborfield teenager who was killed by a train marked the second anniversary of his death by placing a plaque in his memory.
Kieron Davies was killed in 2007 aged 17 at Wokingham railway station after jumping over the level crossing barrier in his rush to catch a train on the opposite platform.
Following his death, friends launched Kreative Dezign, an organisation dedicated to fundraising at music events to teach other teenagers how to DJ.
The plaque at Wokingham railway station in Station Road was funded by the group’s efforts.
Tyrone Davies, Kieron’s dad, travelled from Essex last week to place the plaque with the former Bearwood College pupil’s friends.
He said: “It has been two years now since Kieron made his fatal mistake and people are still trying to cut across the tracks.
“I hope that this plaque will be a reminder of the possible consequences. I do not want anyone else to have to go through what we have had to go through.
“There has been a lot of deliberation over the last two years of where this plaque was to finally be placed, but this is the one place we could all agree on.
“I can’t thank all his friends enough for this idea and raising the money for this plaque and the support they have given me over the last two years.
“They have made me so proud to be putting this here. He was such a lucky man to have friends like these. His spirit and ideas live on in here and through all his friends and through Kreative Dezign.”