The Royal Berkshire Cenotaph
Brock Barracks, Reading Berkshire
The Royal Berkshire Regiment Cenotaph is a First World War memorial dedicated to members of the Royal Berkshire Regiment and located in Brock Barracks in Reading. Unveiled in 1921, the memorial was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens based on his design for the Cenotaph, Whitehall in London and is listed as Grade 11*.
The monument was built by GE Wallis and Sons Ltd of Maidstone. Attached to the structure are two painted and gilded stone flags carved by Eric Broadbent. The King’s Colours on the west side and the regiment’s colours on the east.
Working in a team, the flags were painted and I was asked to gild the areas that had been originally gilded, bringing the flags back to life.