Cupar’s Year of Stories – The War Memorial

The town’s memorial to Cupar’s fallen, from two World Wars, dominates the junction of St Catherine Street and Station Road, overlooking the Haugh Park.

The pedestal with memorial tablets was designed by the architect, John Kinross. Surmounting the memorial is a bronze winged victory figure looking towards the town.

It was sculpted by Henry Snell Gamley and is popularly known locally as “The Angel”.

It was unveiled in 1922 by Field Marshall Earl Haig who was given the Freedom of Cupar during his visit and Provost James Stark.

It carries 189 names from the First World War, 1914-1918 and 48 from the Second World War, 1939-1945.



We’d like to thank Cupar Museum & Heritage Centre for their help in supporting this series of stories – part of Cupar’s contribution to Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022.


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