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War Memorials

Here we have photographs and information about some of the Norwich war memorials. The site will be gradually added to as we research and receive further information.

The Trust would like to thank Mr Robert Maguire for supplying the content of these pages.

  • Approximate location of War Memorial and Memorial Gardens

    War Memorial and Memorial Gardens

    The memorial gardens were built in 1938 as part of the new City Hall scheme designed by CH James and SR Pierce. Like City Hall, they are Grade II* listed in recognition of their architectural and historic value.

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  • Approximate location of South African War Memorial

    South African War Memorial

    The memorial to those who died in the Boer War sits on an island at the junction of Castle Meadow and Market Avenue.

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  • Approximate location of Kohima War Memorial – Norwich Cathedral

    Kohima War Memorial – Norwich Cathedral

    "When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today."

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  • Approximate location of St. Barnabas Church

    St. Barnabas Church

    This is a very large war memorial which can be found to the left as one enters the main door of the church. It is yet another example of a war memorial that is kept in very good condition, and it is also an excellent tribute to the many citizens...

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  • Approximate location of St. John's Church – Timberhill

    St. John's Church – Timberhill

    This war memorial can be found sitting on a window sill to the left as one enters the church. Over time, many war memorials have sustained a certain amount of damage during their life. However, in this case, it was the original frame that became damaged.

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  • Approximate location of Edith Cavell

    Edith Cavell

    Edith Cavell was the World War I British nurse who is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers in Brussels from all sides without distinction. She, along with Belgian and French colleagues, helped over 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium.  

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  • Approximate location of Norwich Cemetery (1 of 2)

    Norwich Cemetery (1 of 2)

    There are several cemeteries in Norwich. However, its main cemetery is the largest and covers a very wide area - so large, in fact, that it is actually separated by Farrow Road. Earlham Road runs along one side, with Bowthorpe Road running along the other, and there are many entrances...

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  • Approximate location of Norwich Cemetery (2 of 2)

    Norwich Cemetery (2 of 2)

    The second and more modern cemetery war memorial is much closer to the Farrow Road entrance of the cemetery, although it is still on the same plot of land as the older memorial. If one enters the gate midway along Farrow Road and walks straight, a large memorial garden surrounded...

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