The Garden of Remembrance was originally commissioned to commemorate those who lost their lives in the First World War, the area being chosen due to its picturesque setting. At the end of the First World War the people of Lichfield were keen to create a memorial and a public appeal was launched to help raise money towards the cost. Work began in 1919 and the ceremony of dedication was held on 20 October 1920.
The war memorial, which forms the focal point of the garden, was designed by Charles Edward Bateman and created by stonemasons Bridgeman and Sons of Lichfield. The central figure of St George is sculpted in Portland stone.
Additional panels have been added to the memorial to commemorate those who lost their lives in World War Two and subsequent conflicts.
The Garden of Remembrance