Monument

Bethnal Green Library war memorial

Inscription

{Original plaques were lost but a replacement plaque in place by 2014, reading:}
Erected by public subscription in Bethnal Green to the men, women and children of the borough who lost their lives in the Great War 1914-1918 and World War II 1939-1945 and thereafter on active service.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

On our first visit there was no plaque, but the 'ghost' marks on the plinth suggest that there was an original central plaque (WW1) with one squeezed in below (WW2).

Site: Bethnal Green Library war memorial (1 memorial)

E2, Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green Library

Our location photo, taken on our second visit, shows the memorial with the new plaque in place.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Bethnal Green Library war memorial

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World War 1

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World War 2

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People of Bethnal Green who died in WW1, WW2 and subsequent wars

The text actually reads "Men, women and children of the borough who lost thei...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Metropolitan Borough of Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green was formed as a civil parish from the Bethnal Green hamlet in S...

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Laurence Binyon

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