Darwen

Our reference
3292
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 27th September 1921

Current location

BOLD VENTURE PARK,Darwen,Blackburn,Lancashire,BB3,England
OS Grid Ref.: SD 693 223
Denomination: Unknown

Description

WINGED VICTORY ON TALL SQUARE PEDESTAL. LIFE SIZE RELIEF PANELS DEPICTING A SOLDIER AND A SAILOR SET INTO THE SIDES OF THE PEDESTAL. ON THREE STEPPED SQUARE BASE

Inscription

(SIDE 1) IN GRATEFUL/ MEMORY/ AND TO THE HONOUR/ OF/ OVER 1200 CITIZENS/ OF/ THIS TOWN WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ AND THOSE WHOM DIED/ IN THE WAR OF/ 1939 - 1945/ LEST WE FORGET (SIDE 2) THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ HONOUR THE DEAD (SIDE 3) IS IT NOTHING TO YOU/ ALL YE WHO PASS BY (SIDE 4) THEY SHALL NOT GROW (SIC) OLD/ WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD/ AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM/ NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/ GEATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

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: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Component

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

Component

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

Component

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

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 27th September 1921
Attended by: MRS CHADWICK

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
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

MRS CHADWICK THEY LADY THAT UNVEILED THE MEMORIAL LOST THREE SONS AND A FORTH WAS DISABLED HER EX SERVICE HUSBAND ALSO DIED

Notes

ROLL OF HONOUR IS ALSO CONTAINED IN THE "DARWEN NEWS"

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

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