War Memorial, Old Eldon Square

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    "The Newcastle First World War Memorial in Old Eldon Square was unveiled by Earl Haig on 26th September 1923. It is in the form of a bronze statue of St George killing the Dragon. The statue is mounted on a tall white stone pedestal with a simple cornice and stepped base. The pedestal carries a relief carving of a lion on the front dado face, under the dates 1914 – 1918 and 1939 – 1945. On the left face, under the word PEACE, is a curved bronze relief depicting a mother and child and an angel. On the right face, under the word JUSTICE, the figure of Justice (holding scales) stands with another female figure, looking down at a semi-nude female figure on her knees. There is a bronze wreath under the inscription MEMORY LINGERS HERE on the rear face of the pedestal. Also at the rear, on the base of the pedestal, is the main inscription: A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION TO THE MEN OF NEWCASTLE DISTRICT WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM" Photo by David Dixon, 2016, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
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    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4883301
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 8 months ago
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