Lutyens’s war memorial at Spalding, viewed from the north © Tim Skelton, 2014

Memorials of the Great War — Our New Online Exhibition

By Tim Skelton

Following on the heels of our first website exhibition, Ten Years On, which looked at the very varied range of Sir Edwin’s work and paid tribute to donors of images to the Trust’s Photographic Archive, we launched a second one in August: Memorials of the Great War.

The new exhibition looks at Lutyens’s designs of war memorials and will feature a new one every month, finishing in November 2018 — the 100th anniversary of the ending of hostilities. It will feature the whole range of his commemorative work in connection with the First World War, ranging from the well known (such as the Cenotaph) to the more obscure (for example, the small cross on Holy Island close to Lindisfarne Castle). This work encompassed a full range of clients from local war committees to regiments, companies and private individuals.

His memorial at Spalding, Lincolnshire was the first to be featured, Busbridge near Godalming the second. each entry will feature a number of photos of the memorial in question together with a short description and its address.

The exhibition is curated by Tim Skelton with assistance from fellow Trust members Andrew Barnett and Richard Breese. Please take the time to look at it (, and don’t forget to visit it again each month over the next four years.