London’s newest war memorial

A new war memorial was unveiled in Walworth square on the 29th of November, it was designed by Scottish artist Kenny Hunter. It is bronze artwork, named “I’ll hold my human barrier” which is an after World War two poem by Hamish Henderson as it is written in Southwark News website.

The statue is about an unknown youth boy standing on a giant fallen ash tree, and it is written “Against the armour of the storm I’ll hold my human barrier”

At this public event, the Boucher Primary School’s choirs and St John’s primary school sang. Southwark Council commissioned this, it was supported by Lendlease and the Contemporary Arts Society. This piece is marking the armistice centenary and it was installed to commemorate all affected by war and conflict in the world, which includes members of the armed forces, civilians, refugees and others.