At 8pm last night the barges at Hermitage Moorings, the Wapping home of Jo’s family, paid tribute to Jo by sounding their horns in unison.
For several minutes the mournful sounds carried along the Thames and across the city.
Words cannot express the loss and shock felt by her family and friends, communities in Yorkshire, London, UK, Europe, Syria and indeed the world.
The barge horns somehow could.
As the haunting tones of the horns swelled and rolled across the water they express our anger and disbelief at losing such a bright star as Jo – yet simultaneously celebrating the exceptional woman who always put others first.
Many thanks to Jo’s friend Vickie Flores for this video.