Discover the fascinating but little-known history of the Parliamentary War Memorial (also known as the Recording Angel memorial)
The winged figure carved in stone at the centre of the memorial represents a Recording Angel, who in Abrahamic religions are said to record every person’s deeds. Two gilt-bronze statuettes symbolise the virtues of Faith and Fortitude.
However, the Parliamentary War Memorial has not always appeared as it does today.
Click on the ‘hot spots’ above to discover its turbulent history, during which politics, changing artistic concerns and both world wars all left their mark.