Borough Of Morley

Our reference
148
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 21 May 1927
  • Dedicated : 21 May 1927

Current location

SCATCHERD PARK,Morley,Leeds,West Yorkshire,England
OS Grid Ref.: SE 260 270
Denomination: Unknown

Description

BRITANNIA HOLDING TRIDENT ALOFT IN RIGHT HAND SURMOUNTING SQUARE PEDESTAL, POSSIBLY HOLDING AN EAGLE WITH WINGS SPREAD IN HER LEFT HAND. BEHIND IS WALL BEARING NAME PANELS.

Inscription

ON PEDESTAL OF FIGURE: REMEMBER/ THE MEN OF THIS/ BOROUGH OF MORLEY/ WHO SEEKING THE/ WELFARE OF THEIR/ COUNTRY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR AND/ ARE NOW RESTING BEYOND THE SEAS ON WALL: / 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 110
Served and returned: 0
Died: 110
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,forename
Order of information: surname

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 453
Served and returned: 0
Died: 453
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,forename
Order of information: surname

Component

Pedestal
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Component

Sculpture
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 21 May 1927
Attended by: ALDERMAN JOSEPH KIRK

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 21 May 1927
Attended by: REV C J BARTON MA

History

1952, September: General Purpose Committee minute their decision not to spend funds on floodlighting the memorial. 1949, October: Wrights of Bradford appointed to cut the names of Second World War casualties. 1948, November: Morley Borough General Purpose Committee minutes record approval for the addition of Second World War names to the memorial. Names are to be gathered by the townhall and submitted by 1st January 1949.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

The names for the Second World War are arranged by place, in order: Morley, Churwell, East and West Ardsley, Drighlington and Gildersome. The design is similar to the memorials at Troon (our ref 2004) and Crewe (our ref 2232).

Reference

Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 1927

Reference

Council or Committee Minutes 1948-1952 Copies held at Morley Local Studies Archive

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