Churchill Memorial Screen

By Rob Last edited 189 months ago
Churchill Memorial Screen

The Winston Churchill Memorial Screen (it's actually a gate) was unveiled today (the 30th anniversary of Churchill's birth) at St Paul's.

The monument cost £26,000, weighs 3 tonnes, took 7,000 hours and 10 assistants to make, and, we have to admit it, the pictures of this thing make it look pretty impressive.

Has someone finally worked out how to get the balance between a work of art and a memorial right? Maybe they should get James Horrobin (the blacksmith who designed the huge steel and bronze gates) to knock up something for the fourth plinth?

The Churchill Memorial covered by The BBC, The Telegraph, and the Guardian.

Read some Churchill facts from the Churchill centre, or buy a Churchill dog from eBay (sorry, we couldn't resist that one).

Last Updated 30 November 2004