Topic: Stratford: Victoria Park Gates

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Victoria Park entrance, Corner Fenton and Orlando Streets, Stratford.

Victoria Park Gates 

Gates bear crossed rifles, wreathes and lighted lamps. There is also a round decorative iron plaque in the centre of each large gate - "France" (left) and "Gallipoli" (right).


Inscription:

Left Pillar:

These gates were erected by the people in grateful and loving memory of the soldiers from Stratford and surrounding districts who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War 1914-1918

Small bronze plaque below:


Unveiled by General Sir Andrew Russell CMG KGMC
Anzac Day April 25th 1920

Right Pillar:

These laid the world away- poured out the red sweet wine of youth - gave up the years to be of work and joy- and that unhoped serene that men call age - and those who would have been their sons -they gave their immortality. (Brooke)

 

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