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Tree of Remembrance
Tree of Remembrance
Tree of Remembrance
Tree of Remembrance
Tree of Remembrance
Tree of Remembrance
Tree of Remembrance
Tree of Remembrance

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A memorial to the civilians of Manchester who were killed between 1940 and 1945 during the Second World War. The sculpture was erected on the anniversary of VE Day. There are metal rings around the trunk that hold the names of the Manchester civilians who lost their lives during the conflict. Many of those lost died in the bombings of 22 and 23 December 1940. Over the two nights around 500 German bombers dropped 467 tons of high explosive and 2000 incendiary bombs on the city.

Date

2005

Medium

bronze & stainless steel

Measurements

H 1100 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

M60_FM_S001

Acquisition method

commissioned by Manchester City Council

Work type

War memorial

Custodian

Manchester City Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

not listed

Unveiling date

May 2005

Access

at all times

Inscription description

Plaque at the base of the sculpture: THE TREE OF REMEMBRANCE / COMMISSIONED BY MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL / CREATED BY WOLFGANG AND HERON / MAY 2005 / IN MEMORY OF THE CITY'S CIVILIAN WAR DEAD / 1940–1945


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Located at

Mosley Street, Manchester

M60 1AY

Located at the Mosley Street end of Picadilly Gardens.