Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cenotaph and art gallery

One of the prominent memorials in Port Elizabeth is the Cenotaph standing in front of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Gallery.  The city's war memorial was unveiled by former mayoress Mrs WF Savage on 10 November 1929.  The memorial was the work of James Gardner of the Art School and was originally erected to the memory of the men from Port Elizabeth that fell during the Great War.  After the Second World War memorial panels were added to the walls behind the Cenotaph.

If you would like to read more about the memorial and what everything on it represents, pop into the St Georges Park History website.

1 comment:

  1. So many young men went off to this great adventure, including my grandfather who survived Passchendaele just, though it did for him many years later.