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Hyde Park Corner Underground station, London (outside exit 3)
Guided by Mary B.
Booking is recommended. It guarantees you a place and it helps us keep the group sizes small. You still can just turn up and go – spur of the moment – but it’s better if you reserve your place. Select your date and time on the table below.
MEMORIALS AND MONUMENTS OF REMEMBRANCE
Guided by Mary B
8th November 2020 2.30pm
Meet HYDE PARK CORNER TUBE STATION EXIT 3
Visits our nation’s war memorials and other London landmarks. Changes the way you see them.
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Transformative because you hear the stories behind the stones, marbles and bronzes dedicated to the conflicts of the past. You want an analogy. Think of how vivid images are on your computer screen – much more so than those same images on a page in a book. Why are they so much more vivid? Because of the backlighting. That’s what hearing the stories does. It’s the backlighting that makes those memorials vivid. And unforgettable.
A slice of the nation’s story of conflicts since the 19th-century. Explores the stories behind the statues, the monuments, London landmarks, buildings and characters at the core of world events, even a Nazi grave.
Unpacks, analyses (the Greek root of the word analyse is ‘to release’) the symbolism behind a nation’s choice of memorial design and structure. How ideas about Remembrance reflect upon a nation’s vision of itself, its history, its values and how these change over time.
In this 75th anniversary year of VE Day, May 8th, 1945 see our nation’s memorials bedecked with poppies, wreaths and crosses as we give thought to the fallen from the conflicts of the past.