St Saviour’s Road church, Leicester: WW2 Roll of Honour

This beautiful Roll of Honour carefully crafted by a calligrapher in memory of members of the congregation killed in World War 2, and like the other memorials we saved, was left lying on the floor in the ransacked St Saviour’s, deemed to be of no value. But these were husbands, sons, brothers and sweethearts not to be forgotten.

 

Examine in detail and you can see the exquisite care taken in the capital letters and shading of the words “Our Fallen”.

 

The wording at the bottom comes from John Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress”.

 

The names inside are by no means complete. Whereas the first pages of names are beautifully drawn, as the pressures of living through the war increased, later ones are written in pencil.

 
Leicester City & County At Risk War Memorials Project

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