Plaques To War Heroes Stolen From Enfield Park

By M@ Last edited 105 months ago
Plaques To War Heroes Stolen From Enfield Park

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"Try stealing me."

London's battle with the burglars of bronze took a sad blow last week as a couple of memorials to fallen World War soldiers and civilians were taken from a monument in Broomfield Park, Enfield. The alloy is much prized on the scrap market, prompting a spate of unwelcome recycling by jemmy-wielding metal plunderers. Only last month, London Assembly member Tony Arbour called for a detailed database of the capital's monuments to better protect those that remain. It follows a long list of stolen statuary in the London area, which includes works by Lynn Chadwick and Henry Moore.

Last Updated 18 August 2009


The bastards. This is one of my local parks and I have visited the memorial many times. It was a beautiful memorial situated in one of the very few peaceful and well-maintained parts of the park.

I am guessing the the garden will be shut now. It has been shut in the past for vandalism but never for anything on this scale. What a blow to the users of the park, and more importantly, what a blow to those whose loved ones were immortalised on the plaques.