Remembrance • Community • Renewal
The exhibition, held at St Michael’s Church, Stockwell Park Road, London SW9 0DA between 30 April and 7 May 2022, is now closed. The Friends of Stockwell War Memorial & Gardens hope to make an announcement shortly on future dates and locations of the exhibition. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on this straight into your inbox.
An exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the unveiling of Stockwell War Memorial on 3 May 1922.
The exhibition included:
- The reminiscences of the local stonemason who built the Memorial.
- Newly discovered photographs.
- A short film about the Memorial through the decades.
- Details of the competition run by the Royal Academy to find a suitable design.
- Newspaper reports on the solemn drama of the unveiling on 3 May 1922.
Lucy Caldicott, Stockwell Ward councillor, said:
“It’s wonderful to think that the Stockwell War Memorial has been in place for 100 years. It is a beacon of remembrance, resilience and hope at the heart of our Stockwell community which is as relevant in 2022 as it was in 1922. I look forward to attending the exhibition to celebrate its centenary year.”
Naomi Clifford, chairman of Friends of Stockwell War Memorial and Gardens, said:
“The Friends are thrilled to be able to bring alive the history of the Memorial for the community of Stockwell and the worldwide network of relatives of the 574 men named. Memorials such as Stockwell are both important signifiers of the terrible loss war brings and valuable repositories of local history. And we are grateful to the parish of St Michael’s, which has a war memorial itself within the church, for their help in hosting this event.”