Memorial seat and stone obelisk in Peace Garden, on corner of Wharncliffe Street and Doncaster Road to Tommy James. Erected by Rotherham Community College and Wortley Hall, April 1985 and February 1986.
The plaque on the bench reads:
Tommy James: born 1898 Rotherham Workhouse. Fighter for peace and freedom
1913-1918 Soldier in First World War
1920-1936 Unemployed and Hunger Marches, local leader in the General Strike
1936-1937 Fighter in the Spanish Civil War
1937-1939 Public Agitator College Square
1967-1971 President Rotherham Trades Union Council
Worker Writer Socialist, died 1971.
Memorial obelisk was rected in 1986 on the 50th anniversary of the election of the election of the Popular Front government. The plaque reads: ‘We tread but one path. This open space is dedicated to the memory of Tommy James, Man of Rotherham 1898 -1971’