War Memorial (City Centre)
Outside Hanley Town Hall,
Sculptor: Harold Brownsword. The snake beneath Victory’s feet alludes to the defeat of evil, in this case by force of arms (the sword in her right hand). The wreath is another signifier of Victory, while the lion on the female figure’s helmet and the two Tudor roses either side of the Stoke-on-Trent coat of arms symbolise the English nation. To our valiant dead 1914 -1918. 1939 -1945’ and ‘They died for our freedom’.