War and Violence Memorial

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Reference WMO/277837


Our Lady and All Saints Roman Catholic Church

Lancaster Lane




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Allegory (eg: Victory)
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Non-Specific Conflict
About the memorial: A modern sculpture set between the lights of the WW1 Memorial Window. An explanatory plaque beneath it explains its design: "... based on the explosive forms of the Hedgehogs of World War II.... Attached are... a section of a helmet... tailpiece of an aircraft... punctured armour plate... a reminder of punctured flesh...." Details of the designer are given at the bottom.
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On the sculpture itself: To all/ who have died/ as a result of/ war and violence/ We will/ remember/ them On the plaque beneath: To all who have died/ as a result of War and Violence/ The above Memorial evokes Isaiah 2.4/ these will hammer their swords into ploughshares, their swords into sickles./ Nation will not lift sword against nation, there will be no more training for war/ The design is based on the explosive forms of the Hedgehogs of World War II/ These were to impeded Landing Craft on the Normandy beaches/ Attached are a sickle shaped section of a helmet/ the tailpiece of an aircraft forming the primitive shape of a hatchet/ and a punctured armour plate, a reminder of the punctured flesh of the combatants./ This memorial was designed by Bryan Dutton an architect and a member of the Parish

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