Peace

Junction of Agricultural Hall Plain, Castle Meadow and Market Avenue.

Peace

Peace

Junction of Agricultural Hall Plain, Castle Meadow and Market Avenue.

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written by: Molly Naylor
animated by: Molly Naylor

"She's a statue that people rarely notice despite the fact that she is massive, very striking and looms over us in a busy area of town. The fact that I'd never clocked her until now is emblematic of one of the most joyous things about Talking Statues - it asks us to look at our environment from a new perspective and invites us to pause, reflect and get curious."

Molly Naylor

Artist: George Wade

Peace is Norwich’s 1904 memorial to the 310 Norfolk men who lost their lives in the Boer War.  She perches atop a fine base of Portland stone, with bronze commemoration panels and many fine architectural features. Peace cuts a striking figure as she appears as an elegant angel, with fine wings and is considered to be putting her sword back into its sheath to signal and welcome the outbreak of peace. Located at a very busy entry point into the city, many people pass her daily, but she is often missed.

To learn more about the Norfolk Regiment in the Boer War visit the Norfolk Regiment Museum, a short walk from the Statue. (http://www.royalnorfolkregimentalmuseum.org.uk)