1977 The Queen's Silver Jubilee
We don't normally collect benches but large, unusual plaques like this one are irresistible.
Site: WW2 Arctic Convoys memorial and Silver Jubilee (2 memorials)
EN1, Silver Street
We are not aware of any special connection between Enfield and the Arctic Convoys. It seems that this memorial is here because the mayor of Enfield in 1998-9 was a veteran of the campaign.
The original memorial was erected in 2003 and consists of the main plaque with the bird and, below that, the long plaque. This was arranged by Stanley Carter, the ex-mayor, and unveiled by Anne-Marie Pearce, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of WW2 (two years early).
In 2015 the plaque at the side was added. This was unveiled by Patricia Ekechi, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Arctic Convoy, and also to provide some information about the creation of the original memorial.
The bench with the Silver Jubilee plaque is just outside our photo, to the left, south.