Description: War Memorial, Victoria Park
Date Listed: 29 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 219307
OS Grid Reference: SP0232188070
OS Grid Coordinates: 402321, 288070
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4905, -1.9672
SANDWELL MB HIGH STREET
SP 0288 SW
20/96 War Memorial, Victoria Park
First World War Memorial. Circa 1920. Granite and bronze. A tapering
column of square plan with re-entrant corners, raised on steps and splayed
outwards at bottom where rests on base. Above a moulded cornice is a cap
with flaming urn. Facing the road there is a carved wreath. Attached to
the front, on a base with curved front, is a bronze statue of a woman hold-
ing an olive branch. Attached to the base is a plaque inscribed: "Wait
but for the yield of all our toil and God shall not forget". Attached to
the left and right hand return sides of the base are bronze relief panels.
The left hand one shows an infantry scene. The right hand one shows ships
with biplanes flying overhead.
Listing NGR: SP0232188070
Source: English Heritage
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