Letts Wheeler Architects
Nottingham City Council
Scope of Project:
A new WW1 memorial in Nottingham
The new memorial is an elevated, circular design allowing a protected space for reflection. It has a tall Portland Stone inscribed monument featured in the middle of the memorial where there is space lower down for poppies to be placed in the lead up to future Remembrance Days.
The memorial on the Victoria Embankment in Nottingham includes the names of all 13,501 from Nottinghamshire who lost their lives in the Great War, these include civilian casualties: nurses, two people killed in a Zeppelin air raid in September 1916 and the victims of the Chilwell shell filling factory explosion of July 1918.
The £395,000 memorial has been constructed next to the memorial that was built between 1923 and 1927. It was principally funded by Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council, along with the seven district councils and generous corporate and private donations.
HRH Duke of Kent officially unveiled the Memorial to Nottinghamshire’s fallen on 28 June 2019.
Albion Stone supplied and manufactured the Portland Jordans Basebed memorial, including carving the lettering and poppy holes, the stone was installed by Bonsers Restoration.
Paul Jenkinson from Lindum said: “I would like to thank you all for all hard work in supplying the materials to meet our programme and also for the quality of all of your workmanship. And a special thanks to Graham for what you did at the end of last week in supply replacement stone.”
Photos by Bonsers Restoration and Lindum Group