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About the memorial:
The decoration and furnishing of St Peter’s Lady Chapel were conceived by Joseph Bertram Kite, Vicar of the Church between 1916 and 1939, as a coherent memorial to local people who fell in the First World War, including his own son, killed in France in 1916. Led by a War Memorial Committee, between 1921 and 1928 the chapel was enhanced and beautified with the addition of a new oak reredos, the painting of the panelled roof, the creation of an engraved roll of honour and brass/wooden memorial plaque, a new altar with painted front panel, and the decoration of the east wall with painted figures, including the Angel Gabriel, the Virgin Mary and angels. The paintings were executed in 1928 by the architectural artist Henry Charles Brewer. Although 'New Georgian' in aesthetic aesthetic they demonstrate sympathy both to the late Victorian architecture of the chapel and to its new focus of the chapel as a memorial.