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"Peace", St Peter's church - Freston, Suffolk
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 00.685 E 001° 09.723
31U E 373861 N 5763903
Quick Description: An oak figure of Victory on a stone plinth in the grounds of St Peter's church, Freston.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/19/2015 11:21:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMPTNH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
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Long Description:
An oak figure of Victory on a stone plinth in the grounds of St Peter's church.

"The figure is dressed in mock classical robes, with a cloak stretched out behind and tied, rather awkwardly in front. She holds up the victor's laurel wreath, while pointing to the sky with her other hand to indicate the source of the victory.

Victory was a popular choice for WWI memorials, the figure being derived from Britannia, and often holding both a laurel wreath and a sword. Here the image is more pacific, gesturing to the heavens. Frederick Rogers, 1862-1928, was member of Royal Society British Sculptors (not as the inscription on the foot of the memorial suggests) a Royal Academician. He was one of family of woodcarvers, father Mark senior and brother Mark junior 1848-1933.

Inscriptions on the stone plinth -
IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO FOUGHT AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE THOSE WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914- 1918 "

Restoration was completed by Joseph Dawes of Reepham, a relative of the original sculptor, in 2006

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Type of wood carving: Combination of carving tools

Artist's Name: Frederick Rogers

Approximate size/height: 228cm

Type of wood: Oak

Other type: Not listed

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