The original West Gate at Twickenham rugby stadium contains a number of memorials.
On top of the gates are 4 statues by Gerald Olgivie-Laing from the 1990’s representing 4 rugby players
There is also a memorial to George Rowland-Hill, President of the Rugby Football Union at the beginning of the last century.
The Rose and Poppy gates by Harry Gray were installed in 2016 as a memorial to all rugby players who have died in conflicts since the foundation of the Union in 1871. It has the Rose, the emblem of the England Rugby team, and poppies of remembrance on it.
I am semi-retired after a career in medical sciences. I now work from home doing independent research and consultancy amongst other things. One advantage of this is that I do have time to indulge my interests including birdwatching, natural history, steam trains and history particularly ancient history.
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