Lions of the Great War

High Street, Smethwick, B66 3AP

Protection Type Centenary Fields

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November 2018 Protected since

Lions of the Great War is a green space close to Smethwick High Street which includes a paved seating area, a fountain, landscaping and a metal sculpture celebrating invent...

Lions of the Great War is a green space close to Smethwick High Street which includes a paved seating area, a fountain, landscaping and a metal sculpture celebrating inventor James Watt, who pioneered steam power in Smethwick.

In November 2018, to mark the centenary of the World War I Armistice, a three-metre tall bronze statue was unveiled depicting a World War I Sikh soldier in full trench wear and bearing a rifle. The statue stands atop a two-metre high plinth inscribed with an explanation of the monument’s significance and the importance of the statue for Smethwick’s long-established South Asian communities.

FACILITIES at: Lions of the Great War

  • Open Space
  • Memorial

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

Managing organisation Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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