Boston War Memorial (i)

The War Memorial in Boston, Lincolnshire, is one of the most appealing to the eye I have seen. It has a lovely approach, a swan-neck topped pseudo archway, avenue of poppy-wreath-bedecked plinths:-

Boston War Memorial 1

Approach pathway and plinths:-

Boston War Memorial 2

The War Memorial itself is a simple cross set atop a pillar surmounting a square pedestal.
The inscription round the Memorial reads, “To the Glory of God and in Memory of the People of Boston who Died in Two Wars 1914-19 and 1939-45.”

Boston War Memorial 3

Detail from south:-

Boston War Memorial 4

Detail from east:-

Boston War Memorial 5

Detail from north:-

Boston War Memorial 6

Just beside the Memorial proper is this one to the man and women of the merchant and fishing fleets who “gave their lives but have no grave but the sea”.

Boston War Memorial 7

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