Belle Vue Zoological Gardens
Near to the Chapels
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 880 960
Square stone pillar with bronze relief sculpture of a bare chested female representing the figure of Peace, holding a lion cub under her right arm and a wreath in her left hand, surmounting a shield. Sculpted recumbant leopards in relief at the foot of Peace with relief musical instruments, firework rockets and pin wheels representing the occupations of the staff of the Belle Vue Zoological Gardens and Pleasure Grounds. The pillar widens towards the base in a series of ledges.
Pillar: BELLE VUE MEMORIAL / KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE / (Names) / DIED FROM EFFECTS OF WAR / (Names)
Names on memorial
Hastings, Bernard A
Jennison, J L
See details for all 19 names
First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 19
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename,place of burial,manner of death,decorations
Order of information: manner of death,rank,surname
Measurements: depth C 700MM, height C 2000MM, width C 700MM
Materials: Stone - Stancliffe
Date: 7 November 1926
Attended by: RELATIVES/FRIENDS OF THE FALLEN
Date: 7 November 1926
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
2013: Inscription weathered and hard to read. c1960s: The bronze figure of Peace and the sculpted reliefs stolen. 1926: Belle Vue Zoological Gardens were on Hyde Road, Gorton. The memorial was unveiled in Gorton Cemetery and not in the zoological grounds.
Site: Unknown or N/A
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A
Unknown or N/A
Other website http://manchesterhistory.net/bellevue/history.html
Other website http://worldwarzoogardener1939.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/%e2%80%9clost-in-the-garden-of-the-sons-of-time%e2%80%9d-remembering-the-fallen-zoo-staff-from-wartime-zoos-onremembrance-sunday-and-armistice-day-2010-in-the-wartime-zoo-gardens/
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