Plaques To War Heroes Stolen From Enfield Park

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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

Blue-Phoenix

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.