Edith Louisa Cavell - Resistance Movement Lamp

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Reference WMO262472

Address:

Peterborough Cathedral

Minster Precincts

Peterborough

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Trophy/Relic
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Black Irish marble tablet. Curved top and bottom. Narrow beaded border. A carved profile of Edith Cavell, within a laurel wreath, is above the incised lettering of the inscription. Above the plaque hangs the lamp used by the Resistance group to which Edith Cavell was affiliated. The lamp was used to guide more than 250 Allied personnel from occupied Belgium through the forest to safety.
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RIGHT DEAR IN THE SIGHT OF THE/ LORD IS THE DEATH OF HIS SAINTS/ IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE/ CHRISTIAN EXAMPLE OF/ EDITH LOUISA CAVELL/ WHO DEVOTED HER LIFE TO NURSING/ THE SICK AND FOR HELPING BELGIAN/ FRENCH AND BRITISH SOLDIERS TO/ ESCAPE WAS ON OCTOBER 12TH 1915/ PUT TO DEATH BY THE GERMANS/ AT BRUSSELS WHERE SHE HAD/ NURSED THEIR WOUNDED THIS/ TABLET WAS PLACED HERE BY THE/ TEACHERS PUPILS AND FRIENDS/ OF HER OLD SCHOOL IN/ LAUREL COURT

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