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Streatham war memorial Streatham Memorial Garden

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

Monument: Streatham war memorial

Erection date: 1922

Inscription

To our glorious dead.
{Plaque beneath two wreaths bearing the dates of the world wars:}
In honour of the men and women of Streatham who gave their lives in the service of their country in two world wars 1914 - 1918 and 1939 - 1945 and in other conflicts.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.
From the people of Streatham 2010.

The quotation comes from Binyon's 1914 poem, ‘For the Fallen’. The memorial must have been renovated in 2010.

Site: Streatham Memorial Garden (2 memorials)

SW16, Streatham High Road, Garden of Rememberance, Streatham Common North

{The information board reads:}
Welcome to Streatham Memorial Garden
This site, once part of the Manor of Tooting Bec was, on its enclosure, subsequently occupied by a large house called 'Colbrands', which dated back to the early 15th century. The house was later in the hands of Sir Richard Sackville, a distinguished lawyer and cousin to Anne Boleyn, second queen to Henry VIII of England. By 1695 the house, which had been rebuilt and renamed Streatham House, had passed to Elizabeth Howland and her husband the Marquess of Tavistock.
In 1700 the Marquess became the Duke of Bedford and the estate passed through successive dukes until 1805 when it was sold to Lord Deerhurst, who demolished the old house and built a new villa called Coventry Hall. In 1819 part of the estate was bought by the Rector of Streatham and other trustees of the local war memorial committee. The site was then laid out as a war memorial garden, transferred to London County Council in 1922, and then passed to the care of Lambeth Borough Council in 1971.
At the heart of the gardens is an attractive war memorial commemorating the dead of two world wars, which is adorned by bronze wreaths and attractive low edge railings. On top of the memorial is a bronze statue of a soldier sculpted by Alfred T. Loft in 1921. The gardens also contain a contemporary sculpture in the form of a single obelisk and plinth, which commemorates people of all races, faiths and nationalities living or who have lived in Streatham and have been affected by violent conflicts or wars wherever they have occurred.

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

Information Subjects commemorated

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Service men and women of Streatham killed in WW1, WW2 and after.

"The men and women of Streatham who gave their lives in the service of their ...

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

Information Created by

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Laurence Binyon

Poet.  Born Lancaster.  Worked at the British Museum and become expert in Chi...

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Albert Toft

Born near Birmingham.

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

Information Also at this site

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Streatham citizens' war memorial

"Grief has no boundaries" is a quotation from a poem by Rohit Sapra. The inf...

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