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

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

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