Remembrance and Hope Seat

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Reference WMO261733

Address:

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew

Richmond

TW9 3AB

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Seat
Materials:
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: New memorial seat to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Designed and made by Hampshire-based outdoor furniture makers, Gaze Burvill.
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Remembrance: ‘They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.’ Laurence Binyon, 1914 Hope: ‘When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and seeds of hope.’ Wangari Maathai, 2004 'This bench was made using timber from the Verdun Oak (1919-2013'.

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