The Belgian Village On The Thames

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Reference WMO/257784


Warren Gardens

Denton Road

East Twickenham



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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Stone of remembrance
  • Stone Limestone
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Belgian Refugees Thanks: Standing stone made of Belgian Bluestone, dedicated to the Belgian refugees who stayed in Richmond and Twickenham during the Great War. Many of these were employed at M. Pelabon's munitions factory by the Thames, so the memorial is situated close to where the Pelabon works (latterly Richmond Ice Rink) once stood.
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[In English, French and Dutch, intertwined.] Memories flow through me like a boat flows down the river / Des souvenirs naviguent en moi tel un navire sur la riviere / De stroom van herinneringen glijdt door me heen zoals een boot over het water [plinth, front] 1914\1918 / The Belgian Village / On The Thames [plinth, rear] 2017

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