Rose War MemorialArtist: Liz Peden
War Memorial dedicated to a local resident, James Stokes, who was killed in action during the second world war.
The beautiful Rose Memorial is aptly set in a park known as the Rose Garden. The Rose is cast in bronze and the granite base is made in the shape of a Victoria Cross,awarded to James Stokes.
Our artists created three pieces and the local community voted on their favourite. The piece is very calming, the dying rose bows its head in a mark of respect to all those who have given their lives in conflict.
Look carefully at the inscription which also very apt " Stop and look, really look, tomorrow may be too late."