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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Kensington And Chelsea
Town
South Kensington
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians
Maker
ANGELA CONNER (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 02 August 1986
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Fulham
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
60010
Current location

Opposite Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Gardens
Thurloe Place
South Kensington
Kensington And Chelsea
Greater London
SW7 2SP
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 26967 78995
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Sculpture consisting of 12 conjoined heads of men, women and children placed on a column. The column is on a circular one-stepped brick plinth, quartered by lines of paving stones. The eastern line rises to bring the tablet with the main inscription above ground level and the southern and western inscriptions are at ground level.
Inscription
East Side: THIS MEMORIAL WAS PLACED/ HERE BY MEMBERS OF ALL PARTIES/ IN BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT/ AND BY MANY OTHER SYMPATHISERS/ IN MEMORY OF THE COUNTLESS/ INNOCENT MEN, WOMEN AND/ CHILDREN FROM THE SOVIET UNION/ AND OTHER EAST EUROPEAN STATES/ WHO WERE IMPRISONED AND DIED/ AT THE HANDS OF COMMUNIST/ GOVERNMENTS AFTER BEING/ REPATRIATED AT THE CONCLUSION/ OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ MAY THEY REST IN PEACE West side: THIS SCULPTURE WAS DEDICATED BY/ THE BISHOP OF FULHAM/ ON 2ND AUGUST 1986 TO/ REPLACE THE PREVIOUS/ MEMORIAL DEDICATED BY/ THE BISHOP OF LONDON/ ON 6TH MARCH 1982 WHICH/ WAS LATER DESTROYED BY VANDALS TO WHOM/ THE TRUTH WAS INTOLERABLE South side: TWELVE RESPONSES/ TO TRAGEDY/ BY ANGELA CONNER
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
Inscription relating to the dedication has been cracked.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public

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