WWI War Memorial to Trooper Potts, Reading


Client: Reading Borough Council


Location: Central Reading

Summary: War memorial with carved & engraved plinths

Stone: Portland.

AFJ Scope: Design, detailing, production, carving & installation.

Particular features / achievements:

–       An important & beautiful war memorial for Trooper Potts V.C. with bronze statue.

–       An exquisitely carved plinth panels (designs & carved detailing developed by AFJones masons).

–       Delivered on time for VIP opening ceremony.


The story of this design is wonderfully captured in the news articles and video footage below.  We are very proud to have contributed to this important memorial in our home city.  The project provided an opportunity once again to demonstrate the skills of our masons; carvings included a magnified replica in stone of the Victoria Cross medal awarded to Trooper Potts for his valiant bravery in the field of battle.