Friday, 3 February 2012

First World War Memorial

The First World War Memorial in Bradford was designed by local architect Walter Williamson and built from locally quarried stone. The monument was unveiled on the 1st July 1922, the 6th anniversary of the first day of the battle of the Somme when the Bradford Pals Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment suffered massive losses. Both the bronze figure on this side of the monument and the figure of the sailor on the other side caused some controversy because of their fixed bayonets and aggressive stances. The bayonets were eventually removed and are temporarily replaced on Remembrance Day.


  1. Love this shot, Martin! Come on over and enter it in 'Weekly Top Shot.' We're on Week #16, I'd love to see you share with me and my readers! Here's this weeks' link:

  2. I'm so glad you decided to join us and share at Weekly Top Shot! :-)

  3. Wonderful lighting and a unique angle.