29 May 2008

Hall of Memory: Navy

In Centenary Square behind Paradise Forum and the Central Library is the Hall of Memory. This is a small domed building surrounded by four bronze statues by Albert Toft representing the Army, Navy, Air Force and Women's Services. Depicted here is the statue of the Navy.

The hall itself, now a Grade II listed bulding, was designed by SN Cooke and WN Twist and built by John Barnsley and Son in the 1920s to commemorate the many thousands of Birmingham citizens who died or were injured in World War I, then known as the Great War.

The hall is open to the public at certain times during the week.

1 comment:

babooshka said...

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