Bridge of Remembrance

Cashel Street
Christchurch, Canterbury
A pedestrian bridge linking Cambridge and Oxford Terraces - the Bridge of Remembrance opened in November 1924 dedicated to the memory of those who took part in the 1914-18 war.

The design by Prouse and Gummer was chosen from 24 entries. The arch is a typical triumphal arch derived from Roman precedents, but Gummer gave the form a light and graceful interpretation. The arch has British lions on the smaller flanking arches over the footpaths. The sculptor was Frederick Gurnsey. The bridge and its surroundings have become a focus for the commemoration of service in several wars and of individual war heroes.

The inscription beneath the arches, from Shakespeare's Ophelia--"There's Rosemary, that's for remembrance"- adds poignancy to this official monument.

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