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Cambridge Cenotaph

Memorial Rolls at Cambridge Cenotaph.

 

ObeliskThe Cambridge Cenotaph was built in 1923. It is located right in the centre of town in a small park known as Jubilee Gardens which is situated in front of Cambridge Town Hall and is bordered by Victoria Street and Lake Street. The Town Clock also stands within the park and gardens.

lionMany of Cambridge's men and boys lost their lives in both World Wars. The Cenotaph remembers them, as well as contributions by Cambridge men in other conflicts. There are several parts to the Cenotaph.

The most noticeable is the obelisk, which is flanked to the north by the statue of a young man who represents 'Youth'.

On the opposite side of the obelisk is a statue of a lion, representing our links to the Empire.

The Lion looks upon the tablets which contain the Memorial Rolls for both World Wars. The Great War dead are in the centre, and the Second World War dead are represented on either side.

 

Potography courtesy of Dave Homewood

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