Rickmansworth Lion And Eagle
Three Rivers Council Office Gardens
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 06066 94543
Junction with Uxbridge Rd
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 05529 94351
Brick plinth surmounted by a sculptured group of a lion with its paws holding down an eagle.
THIS STATUE SCULPTURED BY / SIR WILLIAM REID DICK RA IN 1920 / AND DONATED BY THE PEOPLE OF RICKMANSWORTH / AS PART OF THE WAR MEMORIAL FOR THE / 1914-18 GREAT WAR ORIGINALLY STOOD IN EBURY ROAD. / ON 15TH APRIL 1978 IT WAS RE-ERECTED HERE / BY THE 1ST RICKMANSWORTH SCOUT GROUP / AS A QUEEN ELIZABETH II SILVER JUBILEE PROJECT / FOR RICKMANSWORTH / THIS PLAQUE WAS PRESENTED BY THE RICKMANSWORTH FINE ARTS SOCIETY
Names on memorial
First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
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Lion placed in storage 1940, because of the risk of bomb damage. In 1951 residents voted 486 to 215 in favour of its reinstatement on the memorial, and it remained there until May 1968, when it the memorial was dismantled because of road improvements. It was again in storage until 14 April 1978, when it was placed on the brick plinth.It was in further storage 1989-1991 while council offices were reconstructed, being reinstated on 7 March 1991.
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Local Publication/Booklet 1991 E V Parrott: 'Rickmansworth's Lion and Eagle'
Carter Postcard Collection
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