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Skylon Festival of Britain & Jack Dimmer VC

Plaque: Skylon


{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.

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

Information Subjects commemorated


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Festival of Britain

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

Information Also at this site


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John Dimmer VC

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