Sculpture

The Woking Martian

Erection date: /4/1998

Inscription

{On a plaque at the base of the sculpture:}
The Woking Martian by Michael Condron 1998
This sculpture is the artist's interpretation of a "walking engine of great glittering metal".
It celebrates Woking as the birthplace of modern science-fiction and marks the centenary of H. G. Wells first edition of 'The War of the Worlds'.
In this pioneering novel humanity is saved from an overwhelming Martian invasion by earth's smallest creatures, bacteria.
This sculpture was unveiled by the Mayor of Woking , Cllr Mrs Irene K. Mathews, April 1998.

Around the sculpture are several pavement slabs representing the bacteria, which were the downfall of the Martians.

Site: The Woking Martian (2 memorials)

GU21, Crown Square, Woking

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

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
The Woking Martian

Subjects commemorated i

The War of the Worlds

Novel by H. G. Wells about the invasion of Earth by Mars. One of the first no...

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H. G. Wells

Born Bromley, Kent. Wrote "The Time Machine", "The War of the Worlds", "The H...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
The Woking Martian

Created by i

Mrs Irene Kathleen Mathews

Mayor of Woking, 1997 - 1998.

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

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Woking Martian Cylinder

Woking Martian Cylinder

The web address no longer has Wells' material on it, but the Guardian reporte...

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