Burnley

WM reference
2050
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 12th December 1926
Current location

TOWNELEY PARK
Burnley
Burnley
Lancashire
England
OS Grid Ref.: SD 855 305
Denomination: Undefined

Description

CENOTAPH WHICH MERGES INTO CARVED BUSTS OF SOLDIER, AIRMAN AND SAILOR FLANKED AT GROUND LEVEL BY FEMALE FIGURES REPRESENTING A MOTHER AND SISTER OR WIFE. MOTHER LAYS A WREATH AND IS NEXT TO A ROSEMARY BUSH FOR REMEMBRANCE AND A CRICKET BAT AND BALL REPRESENTING CHILDHOOD. SISTER OR WIFE CARRIES GARLANDS AND LOOKS UP AT THE FIGURES.

Inscription

(FRONT FACE): THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF BURNLEY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR FELLOW COUNTRYMEN IN THE GREAT/ WAR 1914-1918./ MAKE THEM TO BE NUMBERED WITH THY SAINTS/ IN GLORY EVERLASTING/ THIS MONUMENT STANDS ALSO IN HONOUR OF THSE WHO DIED FOR OUR FREEDOM 1939-1945 (REAR FACE): THE SUM NECESSARY FOR THE ERECTION OF THIS/ MEMORIAL WAS BEQUEATHED BY CALEB THORNBER JP,/ A FORMER MAYOR AND ALDERMAN OF THIS/ BOROUGH, TO ENSURE THAT THE SACRIFICE COM/ -MEMORATED SHOULD EVER BE HELD IN GRATEFUL/ REMEMBRANCE. THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE/ WAS PROVIDED BY THE TOWNSPEOPLE OF BURNLEY.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

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

Subject/Period

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

Component

Cenotaph
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 6000MM
Materials: Stone - Portland
Listed?: No

Component

Figures
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 2400MM
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 12th December 1926
Attended by: EARL (17TH) OF DERBY

History

2008: Overgrown trees removed, stonework cleaned, pond restored, paving relaid, topiary reinstated in containers and yew hedges rejuvenated.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: £5000
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

War Memorials Trust WM2299 http://www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=466

Reference

The Guardian 11 March 2004

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

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