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TitleOfWork: 'Peace Monument'
DescriptionOfPhoto: view from Wharncliffe Street
DateOfCreation: 1986
Dimensions: Height: 170 cm
Medium: sandstone
Location: On a grass space at the traffic lights between Doncaster Road and Wharncliffe Street
AtoZReference: p.79 3E
Street: Wharncliffe Street
TownOrVillage: Rotherham
AreaInTown: Clifton
MetropolitanBorough: Rotherham
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: r030e
Location: On a grass space at the traffic lights between Doncaster Road and Wharncliffe Street. The main gates to Clifton Park are on the opposite side of Doncaster Road.

Description: A four-sided tapering column mounted on three steps. The word for peace is carved on the highest step in four different languages: English, German, Japanese and Russian.

Commission: Erected in honour of International Peace Year, 1986

Comment: Subsequent press coverage claimed that the Russian word incorrectly spelt.
The plot of land on which this is sited was dedicated to Tommy James, a local 'worker, writer and socialist' [1], who fought in both the 1st World War and the Spanish Civil War.

References: [1] Plaque on site
The Star: 7th January 1986
Rotherham Advertiser: 7th February / 25th April 1986

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