TM1714 : Clacton-on-Sea: The War Memorial

taken 1 month ago, near to Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, Great Britain

Clacton-on-Sea: The War Memorial
Clacton-on-Sea: The War Memorial
The War Memorial is in the Memorial Garden in a prominent location next to Pier Gap and was erected in 1924.

It is a Grade II Listed Structure by virtue of, amongst other factors, its design, which is described on the Historic England website as "an imposing and well-executed memorial consisting of a bronze winged Victory sculpture atop a layered plinth, situated in a Registered Historic Park and Garden".

The website goes on to describe it specifically (and abridged) as follows:-

"Designed by the sculptor Charles Leonard Hartwell. Bronze winged Victory sculpture, head slightly downcast, wearing a loose, flowing dress. She holds a quill in her left hand and a laurel wreath in her right. The statue stands atop a layered plinth of Cornish granite.

The front face of the upper section reads: 1914 - 1918 / 1939 - 1945; the middle: TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF / THOSE BRAVE MEN OF CLACTON / WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WAR / AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR; and the lower bears a plaque reading: THIS MEMORIAL IS ALSO DEDICATED / TO THE MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO / HAVE SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES IN / ALL OTHER CONFLICTS.

Both the right and left faces of the plinth bear a bronze wreath, with plaques listing the names of the Fallen of the First World War (right) and Second World War (left). The whole stands on a two-step base."
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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 October, 2018   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 4 November, 2018
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Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens 
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War Memorial 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1760 1451 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.2145N 1:9.2158E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1760 1449
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