Peterborough War Memorial

6 May 2011, 06:00

Five possible designs for a new war memorial in Peterborough are being displayed in the city.

A shortlist of five designs [pictured - right & below] by sculptors, designers and architects has been produced and is now on display in St John's Church in Cathedral Square in Peterborough City Centre.

Peterborough War Memorial

The winning design, likely to be chosen within the first couple of weeks of June, will be installed in Bridge Street and close to the Town Hall in time for Armistice Day 2012.

Peterborough War Memorial

The new memorial is expected to cost around £45,000.

Peterborough War Memorial

The exhibition is being held between today and Wednesday 25th May.

Peterborough War Memorial

It is open from Tuesday to Friday between 10am and 2pm, on Saturdays between 10am and 4pm and Sundays between 12:30pm and 4pm.

It's hoped people will comment on their favourite designs, with these views taken into account by a group set up to oversee plans for a war memorial in Peterborough.

Councillor Irene Walsh, chair of the Peterborough War Memorial steering group, said: "I would urge residents to visit the exhibition and view the designs for the new war memorial.

The memorial will take a prominent place in the city centre so it's important that residents like the design and feel a sense of ownership.

The war memorial steering group will decide in June which design to progress with so please get involved and tell us which design you prefer."

Click here to donate to the Peterborough war memorial fundraising scheme.