Stone, Wood and Glass: The Art of the Great War Memorials in Devon

  • Phoenix Arts Centre |
  • Talk |
  • Thursday, 10 November 2011 - 18:30 until 20:30

Dr Todd Gray is very well known for his numerous books and articles about Exeter and Devon, his involvement in many local history groups, including the Friends of Devon's Archives, the Devon Family History Society and the Devonshire Association, and his superbly illustrated lectures.

This evening's lecture, on the eve of Armistice Day, is based on the research that he did for a recent book Lest Devon Forgets (published by The Mint Press in 2010). Devon has more than 2,000 Great War memorials, including fine figurative monuments and stained glass windows as well as some real oddities such as Devon's Statue of Liberty. Some were designed by leading national artists while others were the work of village craftsmen. 

Dr Gray will be happy to sign his books after the lecture.

Venue details

Phoenix Arts Centre
Bradninch Place Gandy Street Exeter EX4 3LS Devon