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St Thomas' Peace Garden
Bath Row, Birmingham. B15 1LZ
St Thomas' Peace Garden is a small public park in Birmingham designated as a monument to peace and a memorial to all those killed in armed conflict. It was designed around the tower and west porticos of St Thomas' Church which was half demolished in the Birmingham Blitz in 1940 and never restored.
The grounds were laid out in 1955 to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. They were redesigned in 1995 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the end of WWII. When the world leaders came to Birmingham for the G8 summit in 1998, each planted a tree. Each premier chose a tree that most represented their respective countries and they are now a living symbol of peace.
The First World War Memorial colonnade was built as part of the Hall of Memory to designs by S N Cooke and W N Twist, in 1925. It was relocated to St Thomas’ Peace Gardens when Centenary Square was laid out in 1989.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Open at all times.
Advance booking is not required.
Located west of the city centre between Bath Row and Ridley Street.
Birmingham New Street railway station: 15 minutes walk.
Parking available nearby - payment required.
St Thomas' Peace Garden, Bath Row, Birmingham. B15 1LZ
Last Updated Monday 2 March 2020
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