Guitarist Mark Knopfler and bass player John Illsley unveiled the plaque to a small assembly of residents, PRS staff and press. Colin Bodiam –aka 'Bo'– who used to design and silkscreen posters for the Albany Empire (as it was known then) was there to get one of his old posters signed. Bo also lived on Crossfields then and printed his posters in the Pink Palace (No.1 Frankham). Completely co-incidentally, an auction of Bo's old posters took place later on at The Albany, an event which included music by other former Crossfields residents and attended by many previous tenants who have since flown the nest.
Knopfler chatted to residents beside the Farrer lawn and opposite the Love Over Gold mural which was partly inspired by the Dire Straits' song of the same name. The mural was designed and erected in 1989 by Gary Drostle in collaboration with local primary school children, and was commissioned by Lewisham Leisure, Dire Straits, the ILEA and Outset UK – the disability project which was housed behind the wall before Cockpit Arts. After the unveiling, CDs and album covers were signed at a small reception at the Laban.