London Art@Site Richard Kindersley People of London Memorial

Richard Kindersley


People of London Memorial

St Paul's Cathedral
Memorial to the people of London who died in the blitz 1939 — 1945. The memorial, carved from a three ton block of Irish limestone, is placed outside St Paul’s Cathedral. The position of the memorial adjacent to St Paul’s is most appropriate, as most people will remember the dramatic photograph of the Cathedral dome of the taken during a devastating attack in 1941.
The memorial has large carved letters and gilded around the edge readingREMEMBER BEFORE GOD THE PEOPLE OF LONDON 1939 — 1945. On top is a spiral inscription written by Sir Edward Marsh and used by Churchill as a front piece to his history ‘The Second World War’.