Remembrance • Community • Renewal
Our exhibition has now moved online
View the online exhibition
The exhibition includes a unique map charting the addresses of hundreds of the 574 men listed on the name panels. It shows that some streets lost clusters of men – a poignant illustration of the devastating impact of the war on local families.
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About the exhibition
The impressive tower, unveiled in a dramatic ceremony on 3 May 1922, was a project to permanently record the names of hundreds of men from within half a mile radius of the memorial, who died as a result of the war. The clock was paid for by a grief-stricken doctor whose only son was lost at the Battle of the Somme.
Presented by the Friends of Stockwell War Memorial & Gardens, the exhibition explores the extraordinary community effort that went into the construction of the memorial, as well as the emotions and motivations behind it. It also covers the building of the other buildings on the site: the Second World War rotunda, which is an entrance to a deep-level air raid shelter, and the origins and meaning of the Bronze Woman statue.
To visit the exhibition online click on the front cover below. You will be taken to the Issuu website. Use the symbols on the right hand side to view the book at a larger size or at fullscreen (recommended).
The Friends of Stockwell War Memorial & Gardens hope that this fresh look at the memorial will prompt thoughts of its meaning and significance, not only as a place to remember those lost in war but also as somewhere to contemplate the possibility of hope and renewal under any circumstance.
PRAISE FOR OUR EXHIBITION
A surprisingly wonderful collection of local potentially lost histories. As a local resident of 35 years it is a breath of fresh air to know that local identity can flourish with new generations
Very moving and informative. It’s sobering to realise that over 500 young men from such a small area lost their lives in the conflict.
Such a wonderful collection of our local history – ordinary people like us giving so much to protect their families. The Stockwell Memorial is our beacon to remember and never forget
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