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Winged Victory War Memorial
Winged Victory War Memorial
Winged Victory War Memorial
Winged Victory War Memorial
Winged Victory War Memorial
Winged Victory War Memorial
Winged Victory War Memorial
Winged Victory War Memorial
Winged Victory War Memorial
Winged Victory War Memorial

Photo credit: Maarten Roes-Francken / Art UK

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Crowned with a wreath, the subject stands with her right arm raised, holding a torch, set on a slightly tapering inscribed pedestal and two-stepped base.

Date

1922

Medium

bronze & limestone

Accession number

HR6_MRF_S003

Acquisition method

purchased by public subscription

Work type

War memorial

Owner

Leominster Town Council

Custodian

Leominster Town Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

17th August 1922

Listing date

14/09/20

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

at the right rear of the shallow bronze plinth: A.B.BURTON. / FOUNDER.; and at the left rear of the plinth: STORR-BARBER Sc.

Inscription description

all in black lettering, on the front of the pedestal in a shallow recess: TO / THE GLORY OF THE / GIVER OF VICTORY / AND PEACE AND IN / PROUD AND GRATEFUL / REMEMBRANCE OF THE / MEN OF LEOMINSTER / WHO LAID DOWN THEIR / LIVES IN THE CAUSE OF / HUMANITY IN THE / GREAT WAR. / 1914-1918.; and below THAT: "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN / THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN / HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS."; on the left side of the pedestal: "THESE WERE HIS SERVANTS, / IN HIS STEPS THEY TROD / FOLLOWING THROUGH DEATH / THE MARTYR'D Son OF GOD: / VICTOR HE ROSE: / VICTORIOUS TOO SHALL RISE / THEY WHO HAVE DRUNK / HIS CUP OF SACRIFICE." / 1939; and on the right side: "O VALIANT HEARTS, / WHO TO YOUR GLORY CAME / THROUGH DUST OF CONFLICT / AND THROUGH BATTLE-FLAME; / TRANQUIL YOU LIE, / YOUR KNIGHTLY VIRTUE PROVED, / YOUR MEMORY HALLOWED / IN THE LAND YOU LOVED." / 1945; on the rear side: ERECTED / BY THE CITIZENS OF / LEOMINSTER / IN MEMORY OF THEIR / GLORIOUS DEAD / A.D.1922 / "at THE GOING DOWN OF THE / SUN, AND IN THE MORNING, / WE WILL REMEMBER THEM."


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Located at

Pinsley Road, Leominster

HR6 8NL

Set on the south side of Pinsley Road, on the edge of Grange Open Space.