Islington Memorial Green

Upper Street, Angel, N1 8DU

Protection Type Centenary Fields

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Hectares

July 2015 Protected since

Islington Memorial Green is a small but busy park in Islington in the heart of Angel, used mainly for quiet relaxation and enjoyment.

The space has been home to a w...

Islington Memorial Green is a small but busy park in Islington in the heart of Angel, used mainly for quiet relaxation and enjoyment.

The space has been home to a war memorial since 26th October 1918, sixteen days prior to the formal end of World War I. A video available through British Pathé shows the opening ceremony. The original memorial was funded by Sir Charles Higham and took the form of a rendered and painted obelisk with bronze plaques to front and rear. It was only ever intended to be a temporary monument, to be replaced after the Armistice, but in fact stood until July 2006 when it was replaced.

The new memorial is a twisted circle carved from a single piece of granite, resting on a wall and is the focus of the Borough’s Armed Forces Day and Remembrance Sunday commemorations.

FACILITIES at: Islington Memorial Green

  • Open Space
  • Memorial

For enquiries about this site, any issues, pitch bookings or maintenance please contact the managing organisation:

Managing organisation Islington Council

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