Plaque

Skylon

Inscription

{At the top, the east, of the circle:}
Remembering the Skylon. Festival of Britain, 1951.
{Around the circle:}
I saw a blade which rises in the sky held by hardly nothing at all.

Plaque laid flat in the ground, to the west of the flagpole, to the right in our photograph. The main inscription reads like a quote but we cannot identify it.

Site: Festival of Britain & Jack Dimmer VC (3 memorials)

SE1, Jubilee Gardens

Our photo shows the 3 memorials in a line, from the back: flagpole, Dimmer, Skylon.

Photos of this stretch of riverside just before the arrival of the Festival of Britain at A London Inheritance.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Skylon

Subjects commemorated i

Skylon

The picture source is the website for a group campaigning to rebuild the Skyl...

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Festival of Britain

'A tonic for the Nation', The Festival was intended to cheer us all up after ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Skylon

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Flagpole

Flagpole

This flagpole, provided by the forest industry of British Columbia for the 19...

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John Dimmer VC

John Dimmer VC

This plaque was unveiled exactly 100 years after the deeds that won Dimmer th...

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