Bronze statue of St. Michael under a canopy.
men and women
who gave their lives
for god king and
1914-18 + 1939-45
around the canopy:
in memory of the men and women of shropshire who fell in the two world wars 1914-18 and 1939-45
a.g. wyon sc.
a.b. burton / founder / thames ditton
george hubbard & son archts invt
wm? kirkpatrick ltd .. manchr.
This War Memorial was built in 1922-3 in honour of the men and women of Shropshire who fell in the Great War of 1914-18. The war dead of 1939-45 are also commemorated by this monument. It was designed by George Hubbard and Son and built in Portland stone. The richly embellished floor shows the County and Regimental arms on a gold mosaic background. The seals or arms of the six boroughs of the County are embossed on the inside frieze. The bronze figure of Saint Michael beneath the canopy is by A G Wyon.
Saint Michael and the dragon
The motif of Michael and the dragon appears in Michael's fight with Samael in the Assumption of Moses, a Jewish apocryphal work.
The characteristic difference with the other dragonslayer saint George is that Michael as an angel is always depicted with wings.
- The Revd Allan Gairdner Wyon FRBS RMS (1882 - 26 February 1962),
British die-engraver and sculptor and, in later life, vicar in Newlyn, Cornwall
Location (N 52°42'26" - W 2°45'36")
Item Code: gbwm005; Photograph: 22 October 2009
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