Great War memorial

Client Name

Nottingham City Council

Duration

18 Weeks

Completion

27/06/2019

Project Overview

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Lindum was appointed through the SCAPE framework to construct a new First World war Roll of Honour Centenary War Memorial.

During the aftermath of the Great War, around 690 memorials were erected in various locations across Nottinghamshire; churches, village halls, work places, schools, sports clubs among others.

However, no centralised list was ever gathered and therefore there has been no method to establish whose name is or isn’t included on these memorials. This has finally been corrected by the creation of the new memorial which will enable the people of Nottinghamshire to commemorate, for the first time, all of those from the county who lost their lives between 1914 and 1919.

Memorial Gardens, Victoria Embankment has been the location for commemoration in Nottingham for just under a century and is a tranquil and enjoyable space that is accessible to all and is the ideal setting to accommodate the new memorial.

The memorial is an elevated circular design with a peaceful space for reflection showcasing a roll of honour containing the 13,501 names which were laser cut onto 270 slates. Each slate took around two hours to be engraved.

The project was completed in 18 weeks, just in time for a royal visit by HRH, the Duke of Kent who unveiled the memorial.