Memorial

Fairground workers - WW1 & WW2 Fairground workers - WW1 & WW2

Monument: Fairground workers - WW1 & WW2

{on the central block:}
To the fairground workers, who died gloriously for their country, 1914 - 1918 and 1940 - 1945.
{above the names, running across from the left to the right side:}
Erected by subscription from the association The Union of Belgian Fairground Workers.
{The left hand panel gives the dates of WW1 above a list of 30 names in 2 columns:}
1914 - 1918
{See the Commemorated List for the names}
{The right hand panel gives the dates of WW2 above a list of 30 names in 2 columns:}
1940 - 1945
{See the Commemorated List for the names}

Original inscription:

{on the central block:}
AUX FORAINS
MORTS GLORIEUSEMENT
POUR LA PATRIE
1914 - 1918
ET
1940 - 1945
{above the names, running across from the left to the right side:}
ERIGE PAR SOUSCRIPTION DU SYNDICAT L’UNION FORAINE BELGE
{The left hand panel gives the dates of WW1 above a list of 30 names in 2 columns:}
1914 - 1918
{See Subjects Commemorated for the names}
{The right hand panel gives the dates of WW2 above a list of 30 names in 2 columns:}
1940 - 1945
{See Subjects Commemorated for the names}

In 1880 it was decided to move the fair from the Grand Place to boulevard du Midi, the section between Porte de Hal and Porte d'Anderlecht. It is now a seasonal fairground with carousels and the like which materialises at Christmas and Easter for a week or two. An appropriate setting for this charming memorial, which was installed on 27 January 1924.

Site: Fairground workers - WW1 & WW2 (1 memorial)

1070, square de l’Aviation

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