NZ2464 : War Memorial, Old Eldon Square

taken 6 years ago, near to Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain

War Memorial, Old Eldon Square
War Memorial, Old Eldon Square
The Newcastle First World War Memorial in Old Eldon Square was unveiled by Earl Haig on 26th September 1923. It is in the form of a bronze statue of St George killing the Dragon. The statue is mounted on a tall white stone pedestal with a simple cornice and stepped base.

The pedestal carries a relief carving of a lion on the front dado face, under the dates 1914 1918 and 1939 1945. On the left face, under the word PEACE, is a curved bronze relief depicting a mother and child and an angel. On the right face, under the word JUSTICE, the figure of Justice (holding scales) stands with another female figure, looking down at a semi-nude female figure on her knees. There is a bronze wreath under the inscription MEMORY LINGERS HERE on the rear face of the pedestal. Also at the rear, on the base of the pedestal, is the main inscription:
A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION
TO THE MEN OF
NEWCASTLE DISTRICT
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
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Wednesday, 23 March, 2016   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 29 March, 2016
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Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  People, Events 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 247 644 [100m precision]
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Newcastle-on-Tyne  Memorial  Monument  First World War  World War I  The Great War  World War II  Second World War  Sculpture  Horse  St George  Dragon  Charger 

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