Fallen Airmen Astronomical Clock

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Reference WMO263171

Address:

York Minster

Deansgate

York

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Clock
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Ornate astronomical clock in the north transept.
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6 O'CLOCK FACE: AS DYING AND BEHOLD WE LIVE/ THEY WENT THROUGH THE AIR/ AND SPACE WITHOUT FEAR, AND THE SHINING STARS MARKED THEIR SHINING DEEDS/ YOU WHO LOOK ON UPON THIS MONUMENT TO (...)/ DO NOT GO AWAY WITHOUT SAYING A PRAYER/ GIVING THANKS TO ALMIGHTY FOR THOSE WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES/ TO PRESERVE THE FREEDOM YOU ENJOY 12 O'CLOCK FACE: GOD IS LIGHT/ AND IN HIM IS NO DARKNESS AT ALL TABLET: THIS MEMORIAL TO/ 18000 AIRMEN WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES 1939 - 1945 WAS/ RECIEVED AT THE HANDS OF/ THE BRITISH LEGION/ (NORTHERN AREA) AND THE/ WOMENS SECTION/ (NORTHERN AREA)/ AND THE/ ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION/ IT IS THE OFFERING/ OF MANY THOUSANDS FROM/ ALL CONTINENTS/ IN LOVE, AND SORROW AND IN/ A GREAT AND RIGHT PRIDE

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