Loughborough Carillon and War Memorial
Talk by Mel Gould
Discover why the choice of a carillon tower as a war memorial to the men of the town who died in the Great War was not a popular decision. Supporters of the project won the day using a simple but crafty method.
Why did Queen Alexandra and Winston Churchill both donate towards a war memorial in a market town in the midlands? What was the connection?
And why did Dame Nellie Melba attend the opening ceremony?