For years the arch stood slightly neglected, first with a set of closed doors and later if I remember correctly a small gate.
And on busy commuter days I doubt that many people gave much time to the plaque commemorating the “MEMORY OF THE MANY THOUSANDS OF MEN WHO PASSED THROUGH THIS DOOR TO THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 AND OF THOSE WHO DID NOT RETURN."
Not having been in Victoria Station for a while I had no idea at what had been done to the arch and I have my old friend David Harrop to thank for taking the pictures and posting them on his facebook sites.
And I have to agree with his comment on how “nice a way these memorials are looked after.”
Added to which the simple glass wall listing the battlefields and the casualties restores the significance of the entrance.
Pictures; Victoria Station, 2015 courtesy of David Harrop