Saturday, 28 January 2012

Leek War Memorial

Nicholson War Memorial, Leek
(Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-70mm @ 17.0mm, 1/640s @ f/7.1)
At 90 feet high the Nicholson War Memorial is one of the largest in the country. It is faced with Portland stone which has recently been cleaned and restored, although there is already some copper staining visible at the top. The memorial was built in 1925 by Sir Arthur Nicholson to commemorate the death of his son and the other fallen from the First World War and bears the names of over 500 Leek men and women who died in WWI and WWII.

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