I am enjoying all these memorials! In fact, I was inspired to get some pictures of a war memorial here this week which I will post soon.
Thanks Lois. I'm quite interested to see what sort of war memorials people have in other countries.
I bet this was awash with wreaths after Saturday. yet another interesting slice from suburbia, Jim. Enjoy them immensely ...
Very different to our Arncliffe Park memorial. Do you remember ours before the copper bas reliefs were stolen?
Yes quite different to the memorial in Arncliffe Park. I'm not sure that I remember those copper bas reliefs. Were they part of a wall, behind the war memorial?
Many, many years ago (back in the 60s and 70s)there was a copper panel on each side of the memorial, each one of a member of one of the armed forces. They were quite beautiful. Then someone nicked them - can't remember when. No doubt they were melted down. They were finally replaced by the panels you see today. Have tried to find a photo of them but without success - nothing on line, might go and talk to the State Library one of these days.
Thanks for that history Ann. That's all new to me. My memories only go back to the mid 1970s, when my parents took me to the park as a child to play. I remember swings, see-saws, slippery dips, monkey bars, gymnastics rings and a roundabout which have since been deemed too dangerous for children and all been removed.
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