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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Norwich
Town
Norwich
County
Norfolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
SIR EDWIN LUTYENS (Architect)
MR PAUL DE MONCHAUX (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9 October 1927
    Attended by: A permenently disabled ex-soldier, Mr Bertie Alfred Withers, a clerk in the Divisional Commercial Superintendent's office at Norwich Thorpe Railway Station.
  • Opened
    Date: March 2011
    Attended by: Former Service Personnel,Serving Service Personnel
  • Dedicated
    Date: 9 October 1927
    Attended by: The Bishop of Norwich.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20223
Current location

In front of Norwich City Hall.
Guildhall Gardens
St Peter's Street
Norwich
Norwich
Norfolk
NR2 1ND
England

OS Grid Ref: TG 22909 08514
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Norwich Guildhall
    Guildhall Hill
    Norwich
    Norwich
    Norfolk
    NR2 1JS
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TG 22920 08567
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
A stone of remembrance with four steps leading up to it. The dedication is written on the front face of the stone. The coloured Arms of the City of Norwich is flanked by four figures at the top centre of the stone. A laurel garland is carved in relief below the dates. Rectangular stone planters placed in front of the stone with two large round planters placed at either end of the line. Paving stone commemorating Corporal Sidney Day V.C. in front of the memorial.
Inscription
OUR GLORIOUS DEAD/ THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE/ REMEMBERING ALSO ALL OTHERS OF THIS CITY WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY Left side: 1914/ 1918 Right side: 1939/ 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Day, Sidney
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Other structure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • War Memorial and War Memorial Garden Terrace
  • Grade II*
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2011: gardens reopened, with memorial resited more prominently and a new bronze structure. Sept 2007: The redevelopment is planned to begin in 2008. It will take 2 years and cost £4m. 2006: Norwich Council plans to redevelop the Memorial Gardens at a cost of £3.1 million. The aim is to make the garden an area for civic events and make access easier by removing steps and steep ramps to it. 1938: As the new City Hall was nearing completion, the last of the old municipal buildings between the City Hall and Market Place were demolished. The area was cleared and turned into the memorial gardens and the war memroial was moved to the new site. Sep. 1983 War Memorial Garden Terrace listed Grade II (ID 229590) June 1972 War Memorial listed Grade II (ID 228741)
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Memorial Garden maintained by Norwich City Council
Reference
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 9 October 1927 Unveiled by ex Pte Bertie Alfred Withers, wounded at Gaza, whose name was selected by lot. He was introduced by Gen Sir Ian Hamilton. Lesson was read by the Rev. George E Stone and the Collect said bt the Rev Canon Meyrick, RD.
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The Legion May/ June 2011 p.38 Gardens reopened by Norwich RBL President Victor Howe and David Heir (Royal Anglian Regt)
  • Daily Telegraph 27 Oct 2009 Article: 'War memorials left to fade and crumble', illustrated by colour photo of Norwich memorial garden, where restoration was stated to be under way.
  • Our Blog ukniwm.wordpress.com/2007/09/26/restoration-planned-for-norwich-memorial-gardens/
  • Published:Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society 2000
  • Listing Description 5 June 1972: War Memorial 30 Sep. 1983: War Memorial Garden Terrace
  • Yarmouth Independent - Saturday 15 October 1927 THE NORWICH WAR MEMORIAL. Tense and Dramatic Moments During Sunday's Unveiling Ceremony. SOLEMN SPECTACULAR SERVICE.

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