Memorial Garden dedication
Today, as part of the School’s Remembrance Service, we were joined by The Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson Esq. and The Venerable Stephen Robbins CB, Chaplain-General 2008-11 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War. This year’s Service included the anointing of the new Memorial Garden and Statue, which have been created in honour of the fifty Old Edwardians who gave their lives. At the centre of the garden is the symbol of a poppy laid into the ground surrounded by the words, engraved in bronze, from Colonel John McCrae’s poem ‘In Flanders Fields’. A statue forms the focal point of the garden, designed and sculpted by the recently retired Head of Art, Michael Long.