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Marc Bolan died here.

Comments to me from Police Constable David Hardman. Who was sent to the scene of the accident within minutes of it happening. The facts as he personally believes them. The car was not being driven at excessive speed. The driver was not drunk, or on drugs. He has reason to understand that a wheel had been removed to have a puncture repaired a few days before the crash. There is a possibilty that the wheel had not been retightened enough, came loose, and affected the steering. Steve Currie, guitarist with T-Rex was a member of Ham and Petersham Rifle and Pistol Club until his death in a car crash. Police Constable 522T Dave Hardman attached to Barnes Police station. Is a member of Ham and Petersham Rifle and Pistol Club. Colin Robson, mechanic at Wardo Autos, where the crashed car was taken. Was a member of Ham and Petersham Rifle and Pistol Club. John Cooper, (photographer) is a member of Ham and Petersham Rifle and Pistol Club. Note, the safety crash barriers were installed after the accident. There had been crashes at this spot before. The speed bumps in the road to slow traffic even further, were placed there in 2007.
Marc Bolan
Marc Bolan
June Bolan.
June Bolan.
X marks the tree the car hit.
X marks the tree the car hit.
Mickey Finn.
Mickey Finn.
Steve Currie.
Steve Currie.
The tree the car hit.
The tree the car hit.
Steve Peregrin Took.
Steve Peregrin Took.
Year 2005. Shrek, hanging by the neck.
Year 2005. Shrek, hanging by the neck.
Peter Dines.
Peter Dines.
Accidental.
Accidental.
2nd Commemorative stone.
2nd Commemorative stone.
Close up of bust.
Close up of bust.
The tree.
The tree.
A car approaches the tree.
A car approaches the tree.
The tree the car hit, with new tributes put there today.
The tree the car hit, with new tributes put there today.
The crash site is in the trees down on the left.
The crash site is in the trees down on the left.
Close up of board.
Close up of board.
Concrete hut on deserted ex railway site in Queens Ride.
Concrete hut on deserted ex railway site in Queens Ride.
The 29th Anniversary of Marc's death.
The 29th Anniversary of Marc's death.
Year 2006. Poor Shrek. A year later.
Year 2006. Poor Shrek. A year later.
People leave condolence messages on these boards.
People leave condolence messages on these boards.
From the bridge down to  the tree on the right.
From the bridge down to the tree on the right.
View of shrine  from side road below Queens Ride.
View of shrine from side road below Queens Ride.
Police Constable 522T David Hardman.
Police Constable 522T David Hardman.
30th Anniversary, fans gather to mourn.
30th Anniversary, fans gather to mourn.
Message board on the right facing the memorial.
Message board on the right facing the memorial.
Queens Ride. B 306, Barnes, The road where Marc died.
Queens Ride. B 306, Barnes, The road where Marc died.
Looking down from the top of the bridge.
Looking down from the top of the bridge.
Leaf from the crash tree.
Leaf from the crash tree.
Some wood placed around the tree to protect it.
Some wood placed around the tree to protect it.
A fan photographs the tree.
A fan photographs the tree.
The railway bridge before the crash site.
The railway bridge before the crash site.
This is how close cars pass the tree.
This is how close cars pass the tree.
Old railway lines used as kerbstones across bridge in Queens Ride.
Old railway lines used as kerbstones across bridge in Queens Ride.
Barnes railway station, taken from the railway bridge in Queens Ride.
Barnes railway station, taken from the railway bridge in Queens Ride.
Taken today, the tree is the one behind.
Taken today, the tree is the one behind.
The crest of the railway bridge.
The crest of the railway bridge.
Shrek, from below.
Shrek, from below.
Marc, photo taken by Al Wilkinson about 1970.
Marc, photo taken by Al Wilkinson about 1970.
Year 2007. Shrek has finally gone.
Year 2007. Shrek has finally gone.
A fan pins his personal tribute to the tree.
A fan pins his personal tribute to the tree.
Looking at the tree.
Looking at the tree.
A steady stream of people are queueing to pay their respects today.
A steady stream of people are queueing to pay their respects today.
Old horse drinking trough in Queens Ride.
Old horse drinking trough in Queens Ride.
TAG plate.
TAG plate.
More fans.
More fans.
Lifes a Gas
Lifes a Gas
Looking at the tree, a fan remembers.
Looking at the tree, a fan remembers.
A T-Rex fan.
A T-Rex fan.
Nameplates.
Nameplates.
Closest spot to park near tree, about 50 yards away.
Closest spot to park near tree, about 50 yards away.
One solitary penny placed on his marker.
One solitary penny placed on his marker.
Recent shot of a car approaching the crash site.
Recent shot of a car approaching the crash site.
This is the tree that the car hit, 2012.
This is the tree that the car hit, 2012.
35th anniversary of Marcs death.
35th anniversary of Marcs death.