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Men Of Skipton

WM reference
29790
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 08 April 1922
  • Dedicated : 08 April 1922
Current location

Market place in the centre of the road.
High St
Skipton
Craven
North Yorkshire
BD23 1AA
England
OS Grid Ref.: SD 99036 51852
Denomination: Church of England

Description

Pentagonal shaped base surmounted by tall triangular pillar and figure of winged victory. Additional figure of naked man breaking a sword over his knee placed at the foot of the pillar. Dedicatory inscription carved into the stone and names inscribed on plaques placed on the side of the base. Whole is enclosed by wrought iron rialings. On the front side of the railings is a bronze sword with the Yorkshire rose depicted on the hilt. An animals head in relief at the top of the blade nearest the hilt with a green coloured metal wreath hanging behind

Inscription

6 O'CLOCK FACE: 1914 - 1918/ THESE WERE THE BRAVE UNKNOWING HOW TO YIELD/ WHO, TERRIBLE IN VALOUR, KEPT THE FIELD/ AGAINST THE FOE AND HIGHER THAN LIFE'S BREATH/ PRIZING THEIR HONOUR, MET THE DOOM OF DEATH/ AND NOW THEY REST/ PEACEFUL, ENFOLDED IN THEIR COUNTRY'S BREAST/ 1939 - 1945 LEFT AND RIGHT HAND SIDES: (NAMES) REAR: 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Airey, H
Akers, J
Anslow, L
Armstrong, W R
Ashton, T B
Askew, E
Astle, W
Aston, E
Austin, W
Bailey, G A
See details for all 373 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 371
Served and returned: 0
Died: 371
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 76
Served and returned: 0
Died: 76
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Component

Pillar
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 6000MM
Materials: Stone - Limestone
Listed?: No

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: height C 2FT, width C 3FT 6IN
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Figures
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 08 April 1922
Attended by: RELATIVES/FRIENDS OF THE FALLEN

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 08 April 1922
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

History

LATE 1980S: MEMORIAL RESTORED 2005: Restoration work

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: £3000 0s 0d
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

News: ": Yorkshire Post & quot: 10 April 1922 This memorial replaces a temporary structure erected in 1919 of a simple design a wood and plaster obelisk painted with gilt letters. IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN OF SKIPTON, WHO AT THEIR COUNTRY'S CALL, SERVED ON MANY SEAS, IN MANY LANDS AND IN THE AIR. On the reverse: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

Reference

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 99 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

Craven Herald and Pioneer 07 April 1922; 14 April 1922; 03 June 2005

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