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Edwin Lutyens was appointed designer of a new memorial to replace the temporary wooden cenotaph erected in Northampton in 1919. Two tall obelisks, with huge painted stone flags, stand either side of a Stone of Remembrance, a feature which the architect incorporated within a number of his war memorials.

An immense crowd attended the unveiling on 11 November 1926, including 5,000 local school children. A large procession preceded the event led by survivors of the Battle of Mons, military and civic representatives and nurses from Northampton General Hospital.

Photo courtesy of Tim Skelton

Northampton War Memorial, Wood Hill, Northampton. Upgraded to Grade I

Dimensions:
2592 × 3888
File size:
3 MB
Taken:
19 June 2010

Aperture

8

Camera

Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL

Focal Length

18mm

Shutter Speed

1/100

ISO

200