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Lions of the Great War

The Lions of the Great War is a welcoming community green space at the heart of a bustling High Street in Smethwick.

The site is complete with its own slate water fountain, a paved seating area, modern landscaping and a newly refurbished historic metal sculpture celebrating inventors Matthew Boulton and James Watt, who pioneered steam power in Smethwick.

In November 2018 to mark the centenary of the World War l Armistice, a 10ft bronze statue was unveiled depicting a Sikh soldier in a full length trench coat bearing a rifle. The statue stands atop a two-metre high marble plinth inscribed with an explanation of the monument’s significance and the importance of the statue for Sandwell’s long-established South Asian communities.

The site lies between High Street and Tollhouse Way and is maintained by volunteers from Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick who are keen to get more of the wider community involved and to manage and take voluntary ownership of the site so that it is maintained to a high standard for everyone to enjoy.

Whatever your age, background or interests the Lions of the Great War is a safe and welcoming place for the community to enjoy 365 days of the year.

Park Facilities

Cycle routes
Free Parking
Public Sculpture
Green Flag Award
Community Winner
Managing Organisation
Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick
Jatinder Singh