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1 December 2014
A tribute to all those who died & suffered during & after World War 1.

This is the thirteenth and last of a series of articles featuring Carlton China models relating to the terrible conflict that began 100 years ago.

Part Thirteen - War Memorials

The Cenotaph, Whitehall, London

Left - Carlton China model of a the Cenotaph.
Right - A postcard of the Cenotaph, Whitehall, London 1920s.

The Cenotaph, meaning empty tomb, began as a temporary wood and plaster structure erected for the Peace Parade following the end of the First World War. It was designed by Edwin Lutyens at the request of Prime Minister David Lloyd George. The permanent structure we see today is built from Portland Stone and was unveiled on 11 November 1920 by King George V.

Clacton-on-sea War Memorial

Left - Carlton China model of the Clacton-on-Sea War Memorial.
Right - A Postcard of the War Memorial, Promenade, Clacton-on-Sea 1920s.

During the First World War Clacton's  cliff top gardens became gun emplacements. The war memorial was designed by Charles Hartwell and unveiled in 1924 when the cliff top gardens in which it was situated were redesigned to include it.

Douglas, Isle- of Man War Memorial

Left - A Postcard of the Harris Promenade, Douglas, Isle- of Mann with War Memorial 1920s.
Right - Carlton China model of the Douglas War Memorial.

Standing 50 ft (15 m) tall, the memorial was erected in 1924 in Manx granite, surmounted by a three ton figure of a soldier called "The Manxman".

Tunbridge Wells War Memorial

Left - Carlton China model of the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial.
Right - A Postcard of the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial.

The memorial stands in front of the Town Hall/Library, Mount Pleasant, Tunbridge Wells. It takes the form of a low wall surrounding a central memorial with the figure of a soldier holding a rifle mounted on a plinth. The memorial was unveiled and dedicated in 1923.

Brighton War Memorial

Postcard of the Brighton War Memorial 1920s.
Carlton China model of Brighton War Memorial.

The War Memorial in the Old Steine Gardens was unveiled on 7th October, 1922. It includes a large, shallow pool with a central fountain It was designed in the style of a Roman water garden.

© Harvey Pettit 2014.
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Anzac Memorial Wall
Part of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on Anzac Day.

To end this series we finish with a photo montage.

Left - A closeup of some of the ceramic poppies from Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red many of which were made in Stoke-on-Trent;
Centre - A memorial in a Flanders' field.
Right - A picture of the Paul Cummins installation at the Tower of London.

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