Prisoners In Wiltshire Design War Memorial

Posted on November 14, 2018

The memorial was blessed at a special ceremony by the Dean of Salisbury, the Very Reverend Nicholas Papadopulos. “I am incredibly proud of what has been achieved by the prisoners and our masons working together,” he said. The badges of the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force have been carved on the monument, with the words land, sea and air inscribed beneath. A gun with a helmet is on the fourth side of the structure, under the quotation: “Now listen, For a moment, The world is silent, Peace be with you”. The monument will sit on a lawn in the visitors’ area and will be passed by inmates at the Category C prison as part of their daily routine. Dean Nicholas, who worked as a barrister specialising in criminal law before joining the church, said: “It is very easy to regard prisoners as ‘out of sight and out of mind’, and to leave the job of rehabilitation to others.

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