Blackley

Our reference
2784
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 28 May 1921

Current location

Boggart Hole Clough,Rochdale Rd,Blackley,Manchester,Greater Manchester,M9 7DX,England
OS Grid Ref.: SD 938 026
Denomination: Unknown

Description

Winged Victory surmounting a tall pedestal. The whole stands on a broad stone base with pillars at the four corners on which are placed four smaller figures holding emblems of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Nursing Services. These figures are now missing. The pillars are linked by chain link railings which enclose the area.

Inscription

Front face: TO THE/ GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ BLACKLEY/ WHO MADE THE/ SUPREME SACRIFICE/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ FOR EVERMORE/ IN MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR/ 1939 - 1945 Face 2: (Names)/ ERECTED BY (...)/ THE PEOPLE OF BLACKLEY/ UNVEILED MAY 28 19(...)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 204
Served and returned: 0
Died: 204
Exact count: yes
Information shown: rank,forename
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Figures
Condition: Lost
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Unknown
Listed?: No

Component

Pillar
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 1950MM , height C.10000MM , width 1950MM
Materials: Stone - Stancliffe
Listed?: No

Component

Plaques
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Metal
Listed?: No

Component

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

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 28 May 1921
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

History

2011, Jan. Man given community service after admitting receiving one ofthe five plaques. 2010: Public donations collected to improve security and Manchester City Council have paid for replacement name plaques. Two of the three bronze name plaques were stolen in July. 2006: The memorial was restored. The bronze plaques were removed and conserved off-site whilst the stone was conserved and cleaned in-situ. Date unknown: The four small figures were lost, reason unknown.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: £2,500
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

National Museums Liverpool http://tinyurl.com/2vx4zgf

Reference

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 136 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

Reference

Other website http://https://sites.google.com/site/unsworthpolewarmemorial/unsworth-war-memorial/Home/blackley-war-memorial

Reference

Wigan Evening Post 11th November 2010

Reference

Metro 20th July 2010, p9

Reference

Daily Express 8 Jan. 2011 p.35

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