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(lost) Islington war shrine

Islington war shrine Islington war shrine

Erection date: 1918


{On the front of the obelisk:}
In memory of the fallen


We believe Higham funded this temporary memorial, rather than just putting in an appearance at the unveiling.

Site: Islington war shrine (1 memorial)

N1, Islington Green

We thank Jamie Davis for finding this link to the British Pathe news film of the 1918 unveiling. The 2005 image from Wikipedia, where it is described as "a painted concrete obelisk, with bronze plaques and wreath, and concrete flower boxes to either side", shows that it had changed considerably since originally erected.

The shrine was only ever intended to be a temporary memorial, but wasn't replaced until 2006, by the unusual Islington war memorial. And when that was erected so too was a plaque which is, sort of, a memorial to the shrine.

A London Inheritance has a detailed post about Islington Green and includes photograph of it being dug into trenches and shelters in preparation for WW2.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Islington war shrine

Subjects commemorated Information

World War 1

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Islington war shrine

Created by Information

Sir Charles Higham

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