MEMORY LANE: Memorial Cottages in Mansfield Road

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This photo of Eastwood’s memorial cottages was taken shortly after they were occupied.

The cottages were mainly lived in by injured soldiers and their families.

A foundation stone can be seen on the cottage on the left.

The bronze statue of Hermes, bought at a cost of £45,000 and mounted on a plinth bearing the words ‘Acta Clarirora Dictis’ - Actions speak louder than words’ – stands in the foreground.

Brinsley Dirt Hill can be seen on the horizon.

Services are held each Armistice Day at the memorial cottages to remember soldiers from the Eastwood area who gave their lives during war.