SP0686 : Hall of Memory - Birmingham

taken 7 years ago, near to Birmingham, Great Britain

Hall of Memory - Birmingham
Hall of Memory - Birmingham
The Hall of Memory which stands in Centenary Square, Birmingham was built in memory of the 12,320 people who died and the 35,000 wounded in World War I. The foundation stone was laid by the then Prince of Wales on 12th June 1923 and the cost of 60,000 was raised by public subscription. The building was designed by S N Cooke and W N Twist in Art Deco style with the four statues being created by local artist Albert Toft. It was opened on 4th July 1925 by HRH (His Royal Highness) Prince Arthur and when listed was Grade II but was uplifted to Grade I on 27th October 2014. It commemorates those who died and were wounded but account must also be taken of the other casualties, their families and friends who lost their loved ones. The enemy is not on the battlefield, the enemy is the person who declares war and then steps back to let others do the fighting and the dying, the killing and maiming of members of their own family, the human family. Also commemorated are those who died and were wounded in World War II and since 1945. Source:hallofmemory.co.uk and Wikipedia. Time taken 12.37 pm BST (British Summer Time).
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Birmingham  Centenary Square  Hall of Memory 
Area (from Tags)
West Midlands 
Primary Subject of Photo
War Memorial 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0639 8683 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.7616N 1:54.4406W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0638 8680
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Art Deco Style  World War I  World War II  S N Cooke Designer  W N Twist Designer  Albert Toft Artist  Grade I Building 

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