Garden of Remembrance and Dunkirk Veterans' Tree, Croydon, Croydon, England
Record Id: 8435
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Brief description of site
The memorial garden is situated at St John the Baptist Church. It has a lawned area, trees, flower beds and benches. A particular feature of the site is a tree presented by the East Surrey branch of the Dunkirk Veterans Association.
Brief history of site
The memorial garden is sited on the former churchyard of St John the Baptist. A slate tablet records the fact that in 1956 the church and corporation agreed to lay out the ground as a garden of remembrance to the men, women and children of Croydon who lost their lives in both World Wars. The laying out of the site was funded by public subscription.
Address: St John the Baptist, Church Street, Croydon, Greater London, CR0 1RN
Greater London; Croydon
Historical County: Surrey
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||187||Grid Ref:||TQ320655|
Form of site: memorial garden
Purpose of site: memorial garden
Context or principal building: commemorative
Site first created: 1956
Main period of development: Mid 20th century