The Cenotaph

Edwin Lutyens was the designer of the Cenotaph in Whitehall in London.  It was completed in time for the Allied Victory Parade in 1919.  A number of similar memorial structures were created Lutyens around the country including this one that stands in St. Peter's Square in Manchester.  Built of portland stone it is topped by a sculpture of the unknown soldier draped in his greatcoat.

Nearby are other memorials to: - "Our Fallen Comrades - by the British Legion Manchester" - The Korean War - "Our Italian Comrades 1915 - 1918" and "To the honour and memory of Mancunians who have given their lives in other conflicts since 1945"

In 2014 the Cenotaph and associated monuments were dismantled and moved to a new setting beside the Town Hall on the site of the former Peace Garden.

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