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