Sir John Betjeman was British Poet Laureate from 1972 to 1984. A lover of Victorian architecture he campaigned vigorously in the 1960s against the proposed demolition of St. Pancras station. Beneath him reads "John Betjeman 1906-1984, poet, who saved this glorious station" :D http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Betjeman
Animals in War Memorial, Brook Gate, Park Lane, London W1 tribute to all the animals that served, suffered and died alongside the British and Allied forces in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century.
17 Gough Square, London, was the home of Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), which he shared w/ his much loved cat, Hodge. Not many cats have a statue erected in their honor, but opposite the house, which is now a museum, stands a charming bronze of this famous 18 c. feline. Dr. Johnson lived in the house for 11 years, & it was here that he produced the dictionary for which he is famous. Like many writers, he had a fondness for cats. Hodge kept him company as he labored on his mammoth task for…
The Bomber Command Memorial, unveiled June 2012, commemorates 55,573 who died serving in Bomber Command during WWII. Located in Green Park along Piccadilly (closest tube, Hyde Park Corner). The Bomber Command Memorial was designed by architect Liam O'Connor & built using Portland stone. Within the memorial are the bronze sculptures of a Bomber Command aircrew.
The Kindertransport statue at Liverpool Street Station, London -- It depicts a group of unaccompanied Jewish children arriving in Britain from Czechoslovakia, just ahead of Nazipersecution. an appreciation by Talking Beautiful Stuff
Sir Nicholas Winton. Flor Kent’s much admired sculpture “Fur Das Kind” at Liverpool Street Station, London. These two haunting figures are a memorial to the WWII Kindertransport rescue of children, partly made possible by Sir Nicholas Winton’s missions, during which 669 children of mostly Jewish origin were saved.
The statue named "The Emigrants" that stands along the shore of the River Mersey in Liverpool, England. It commemorates the spot where many Mormons took ship to America in the 1800's. DUNHAVEN PLACE: Liverpool, the Beatles, Strawberry Fields (Forever), Penny Lane, the Cavern Club and the Beautiful River Mersey