‘The project is a symbolic and practical expression of the Quaker peace testimony.’

Art of the possible: The Pity of War trustees on a memorial project

'Pity Of War' by Peter Walker, sculptor and artist | Photo: courtesy of The Pity of War Project

In winter 1940-41 twelve-year-old Joyce Gee came face-to-face with death. She was caught in the blitz. Anti-aircraft fire and falling bombs made the world a ‘hell of noise’; explosions rocked her shelter; a nearby house vanished into rubble. Her neighbours were killed. Joyce survived, but the memories never left her.

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