The Great War memorial
A design for the new memorial to remember Nottingham and Nottinghamshire’s fallen from the First World War has been chosen after an extensive design competition and public consultation.
The monument is part of the 100 year centenary commemorations of the 1914 to 1918 First World War.
The winning design, proposed by Letts Wheeler Architects, will display the names of the 14,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians at Victoria Embankment, incorporating a roll of honour for armed services fatalities from the whole of the county and will be the first of its kind.
The monument will be the first to incorporate a roll of honour for armed services fatalities for the whole of the county together, rather than a city, town, village or workplace.
Names of the fallen will be etched into the circular stone surrounding the monument, with lighting atop the ring to illuminate the surface and the names to attract visitors and to allow quiet reflection at any time. Space has been built in to the monument for wreaths, poppies and memorials, and the names will be visible for both able and disabled visitors.
The winning design, one of three options to be shortlisted, was a favourite amongst public and politicians.
The memorial has been commissioned by Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council, working with the seven district and borough councils, Gedling, Rushcliffe, Newark and Sherwood, Bassetlaw, Ashfield, Broxtowe and Mansfield.
£50,000 still needs to be raised for the project. Local businesses and residents from across Nottinghamshire are being encouraged to contribute: