Angel Hill Memorial in Bury St. Edmunds, Great Britain

Pictures and text by Spencer Kim

These pictures were taken on the 21st of September, 2008, on a gloomy Sunday. This particular memorial is located in the historic town of Bury St. Edmunds. The memorial lies atop Angel Hill, which is located in the center of the town square. The memorial was erected on October 13, 1921; in commemoration of the fallen soldiers from Bury St. Edmunds during World War I. The memorial was restored as of 2001, updating the memorial to also include the fallen soldiers during World War II.

This is a far shot of the memorial; stands at "Angel Hill", the entrance to the town centre.
Here is a close-up shot; the red wreaths are from a recent ceremony held in commemoration to the fallen soldiers.
An inscription on the base of the memorial; it reads, "To the glorious dead, let those who come after see to it that they be not forgotten.
This inscription reveals the date it was erected. It reads, "This memorial cross was unveiled by General Lord Horn GCB KCMG on Thursday October 13, 1921".
The heading includes dates from WWI and WWII. The inscription heads as follows,"1914-1919/ 1939-1945". The underlying inscription reads,"In proud and thankful memory of the men of Bury St Edmunds who went to te Great Wars and laid down their lives in the case of freedom".


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