Outside the Bethnal Green Library is the war memorial shown below, a service is held here each Remembrance Sunday.

 

 

The memorial was "erected by public subscription in Bethnal Green to the men, women and children of the borough who lost their lives in the Great War 1914-1918 and World War II 1939-1945 and thereafter on active service".

 The following poem is inscribed "for the fallen" by Laurence Binyon

"they shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them" 

 

 

   

Inside the library in a glass case in the roll of honour in the form of a book and index cards, these can be viewed by prior arrangement.

        

"The Dead" by Robert Brooke is on the reverse of each page 

There's none of these so lonely and poor of old, 
But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold. 
These laid the world away; poured out the red 
Sweet wine of youth; gave up the years to be 
Of work and joy, and that unhoped serene, 
That men call age; and those who would have been, 
Their sons, they gave, their immortality.

If anybody wants a copy of an entry for a family member,please use the contact sheet and I'll be happy to email you a copy of the relevant page.

On the 1st Floor is a memorial stained glass windows consisting of 3 panels titled Manhood, Peace And Motherhood

Peace hath her victories no less renown'd than war 

 

This window erected by the inhabitants of Bethnal Green commemorates the men and women of the Borough who lost their lives in the Great War 1914-1918 and World War II 1939-1945