Luton

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Reference WMO196272

Address:

Town Hall

George Street

Luton

LU1 2BG

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Angel sculpture
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Angel figure dedicated to those from Luton who lost their lives during the First and Second World War. Historic England listing entry - Memorial of Portland Stone erected in 1922 to the design of Sir Reginald Blomfield. Stepped plinth with added cast bronze panels commemorating the dead of the Second World War. The body of the monument is inscribed on four sides with the names of 1286 dead of the First War. Surmounted by cornice and frieze of tryglyphs and metopes with decoration of roundels. Above is a podium decorated with the town's coat of arms and wreaths. On the podium is an 8 feet high bronze statue of 'Peace' sculpted by Sir Hamo Thorneycroft. The statue carries a myrtle branch held aloft in her right hand and an angel holding a wreath in her left hand.
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6 O'clock Face: (Names)/ 1922/ Erected/ By/ Public Subscription/ (Names) 9 O'clock Face: (Names)/ Greater Love Hath/ No Man Than This/ That A Man Lay/ Down His Life/ For His Friends./ (Names) 12 O'clock Face: (Names)/ Borough Of Luton/ In Memory Of/ The Men Of Luton/ Who Fell/ In The Great War/ The Tablets On The Lower Plinth Commemorate/ The Men And Women Of Luton Who Fell In The / Second World War/ At The Going Down Of The Sun And In The Morning We Will Remember Them/ (Names) 3 O'clock Face: (Names)/ They Gave The Most That Man/ Can Give Life Itself For God/ For King And Country For/ Loved Ones Home And Empire/ For The Sacred Cause Of/ Justice And Freedom/ Of The World

Grade II (England)

1114644

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