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War memorial and the old Red Lion. Cambridgeshire Collection

Trumpington War Memorial

War memorial and Red Lion

The Trumpington War Memorial was unveiled on 11 December 1921. Designed by Eric Gill, the War Memorial is in the centre of the village. It is seen here with the now demolished Red Lion in 1920-30.

The War Memorial on the Trumpington Local History Group website

Trumpington War Memorial, 1973, designed by Eric Gill. (Cambridgeshire Collection)

When excavations were started on Cross Hill in 1921 the base of an old stone cross was uncovered, the top being about three inches below the surface of the road. An inscription read: ‘Pray for the soul of John Stocton and Agnes his wife.’ It was placed under the church tower.


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