Published: 30th Jul 2018

Historic England has revealed the hundreds of memorials nominated by the public to find the country’s secret and lesser-known murals, statues and tributes. The search was carried out as part of their ‘Immortalised’ season, which aims to help people explore the country’s memorial landscape. Historic England says they hoped the public consultation would open up a discussion of how we remember history in our public spaces, and how we and future generations will commemorate it. They add that monuments and statues are under increasing scrutiny as debates grow about why there are so few statues of women and people of colour. Included is a memorial in Preston to commemorate the Teetotal Movement; a statue to honour the Jarrow Crusaders; a wild garden shrine to ‘the outcast dead’ on the site of a graveyard where paupers and prostitutes were buried; and a mural of a local hero who led a revolt … (To read the full article, subscribe below)