Wednesday, 2 April 2014
War Memorial To Be Moved
However, this year will also see the relocation of the Civic Offices and, as many will know, outside the current offices stands a war memorial which is listed in the archives of the Imperial War Museum.
The magnificent and striking statue, carved by Eric Stanford (former Keeper of Art at Reading Museum) was unveiled by the Mayor of Reading, Councillor Maureen Lockey, on May Day 1990, bears witness to the respect in which three young men from Reading who gave their lives in the struggle against fascism, are held.
Josh Francis, George Middleton and Bill Ball died fighting in the defence of the most noble ideals: peace, freedom and democracy.
Reading Council, working closely with the Reading International Brigade Memorial Committee, has agreed to move the war memorial to Forbury Gardens later this year.