Sculpture | Civilian war dead | WW2

Peace Crane

Maygrove Peace Park Peace Crane

Erection date: 27/4/1983

Inscription

{On the plinth:}
???? people
Grow in peace
??? friends

A photo on a nearby information board shows the statue surrounded by children and with a plaque on the front. We believe that the plaque tells the story of Sadako. It also looks as though the plinth was originally in a different location.

Site: Maygrove Peace Park (8 memorials)

NW6, Maygrove Road, Maygrove Peace Park

The park was built on former railway sidings and opened on 27 April 1983, to coincide with the 38th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. It contains a cherry tree, which commemorates the one that continued to bloom after the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.

The (non-memorial, as far as we can tell) sculpture sitting on the boulder is called Untitled (Listening) (1983-4), and was sculpted by Antony Gormley, so he was probably the model as well. The inscribed stones are laid into the tarmac path near the sculpture.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Peace Crane

Subjects commemorated i

Hiroshima and Nagasaki victims and survivors

The atomic bomb named "Little Boy" was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the Eno...

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Sadako Sasaki

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Peace Crane

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Hamish Black

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Albert Einstein - NW6

Albert Einstein - NW6

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Edmund Burke - NW6

Edmund Burke - NW6

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only d...

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Haile Selassie and Bob Marley

Haile Selassie and Bob Marley

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John Lennon - NW6

John Lennon - NW6

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer but I'...

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Martin Luther King - NW6

Martin Luther King - NW6

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