Sculpture

Woking Martian Cylinder

The Woking Martian Woking Martian Cylinder
Inscription

"After the glimpse I had of the Martians emerging from the cylinder in which they had come to the earth from their planet, a kind of fascination paralysed my actions. I remained standing knee-deep in the heather, staring at the mound that hid them".
This 'alien pod' is part of the Martian sculpture designed by Michael Condron. It reflects the cylinder described by H. G. Wells in The War of the Worlds and can be seen here ploughing into the ground.
You can visit the Martians' landing site on nearby Horsell Common by downloading the Wells in Woking trail from www.celebratewoking.info

The web address no longer has Wells' material on it, but the Guardian reported on the 2016 Woking celebrations of the  150th anniversary of his birth.

Site: The Woking Martian (2 memorials)

GU21, Crown Square, Woking

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

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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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The Woking Martian

The Woking Martian

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