Postman's Park A quiet memorial to 'Heroic Self Sacrifice' in the heart of the City of London This small and quiet park has a hidden gem, a wall of memorial plaques opened in 1900, commemorating the bravery of ordinary people, policemen and firemen who gave their own lives to save another.
The plaques are exquisitely executed with ornate typeface and Royal Doulton china designed by leading tile designer William De Morgan.
Ellen Donovan died, her plaque tells us, because she 'rushed into a burning house to save a neighbour's children and perished in the flames'. She is just one of the everyday heroes commemorated in the Watts Memorial, which lies in P... Read Post
Postman’s Park in London, England, has a small memorial garden featuring 54 plaques that honor common men and women who were never famous, but died during a heroic act of saving someone else. The Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice wa... Read Post