Wisbech church relisted in commemoration of 75th anniversary of VJ Day

PUBLISHED: 09:38 15 August 2020

The Grade I listed St Peter & St Paul Church in Wisbech has been re-listed in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of VJ Day (which took place on August 15) and the conclusion of the Second World War. Picture: HISTORIC ENGLAND

The Grade I listed St Peter & St Paul Church in Wisbech has been re-listed in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of VJ Day (which took place on August 15) and the conclusion of the Second World War. Picture: HISTORIC ENGLAND

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A Grade I listed church in Wisbech has been re-listed in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of VJ Day (on August 15) and the conclusion of the Second World War.

The Grade I listed St Peter & St Paul Church in Wisbech has been re-listed in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of VJ Day (which took place on August 15) and the conclusion of the Second World War. Picture: HISTORIC ENGLAND
The Grade I listed St Peter & St Paul Church in Wisbech has been re-listed in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of VJ Day (which took place on August 15) and the conclusion of the Second World War. Picture: HISTORIC ENGLAND

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The Church of St Peter and St Paul, which was constructed in the 12th century and substantially rebuilt in the 14th century, has been re-listed by Historic England, to “make special mention of a memorial to the men from the area who were killed in action or in captivity in the Far East”.

The church includes a memorial to those killed in action or in captivity in the Far East during the Second World War. The memorial is a slate tablet set into a sculpted frame depicting a bamboo and coconut leaf hut.

The alterations that have been made over time can be seen in the fabric of the church; it was later restored in the 19th century by George Glover and William Smith and listed in 1951 at Grade I.


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