Lists (None yet)

Login to create lists

Tagged (None yet)

Add Tags

Comments (None yet)

Add New Comment

No corrections yet

MEiMORIAL TO HEROES

Seven panels have been unveiled by the British Postmaster-General in the little memorial cloister al St. Botolhp'.s Aldersgate, and on Hiern aie the names of thiee London policemen and four men of the East Ham sewer- age works who gave their lives to save others.

Many years ago Mr. G. V. Watts, the painter, designed and elected this cloister with its 111 panels, known as Postman's Park, because it is so near the General Post Office. He reflected that people who loso their lives doing brave things are soon forgotten, and he made this memorial so thal al least a few ut the b'rave deeds of the heroes of civic life might be remembered.

One of the new panels commemor- ates the policeman who lost his life in the terrible explosions at Silvertown in lill". He rushed about hero .and there saving munition workers, though he must have known that the final ex- plosion was jot to come.

Zoom

plus
thumb
minus
left
thumb
right
up
thumb
down