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Monday, March 05, 2012

Ilford War Memorial Gardens in Newbury Park

The Ilford War Memorial Garden is situated just next to the Newbury Park Underground Station on the A12. The war memorial monument which is the centre of attraction in the garden was unveiled on the 11th of November 1922 by Duchess of Argyll.



The monument features a bronze figure of a soldier and was sculpted by Newbury Abbot Trent.
The garden also houses the Memorial Hall in the north-east corner. The memorial hall has the records of the names of Ilford's war dead from the Great War. The gardens also serve as a memorial to the 538 local servicemen and women, and 552 civilians killed during the II World War.




Both the monument and the memorial hall are a part of the statutory list of buildings of architectural or historic interest (Grade II).
 

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