Kendal- Peace Garden


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Reference WMO/282079

Address:

Abbott Hall

Kirkland

Kendal

LA9 5AL

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Composite
Materials:
  • Flora and Fauna Flora and Fauna (any)
  • Glass Glass
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Non-Specific Conflict
About the memorial: Garden. This report has been compiled in May 2021 from a press release by Electricity North West dated 13 May 2015 which is no longer available on line. It had fallen to the bottom of my desk and been forgotten about, so at the moment no images are available. They had transported a 5 metre high oak pole from a timber yard in Penrith to Kendal College for carving and thence to Abbott Hall for installation. It was installed in a new garden "which has been designed to promote peace and commemorate the First World War". The garden was to be opened the following week. The peace pole is "one of more than 100,000 peace poles sited in 180 different countries in the world". Hence the pole alone would not qualify as a war memorial, but does contextually in the garden setting. Images will be obtained as soon as it is safe to travel to site.
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The pole [carved on each side]- May Peace Prevail on Earth

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