Tottington Flying Bomb Casualties

WM reference
43837
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 1950
  • Unveiled : 28th December 1975
Current location

WHITEHEAD GARDENS
Chapel St
Tottington
Bury
Greater Manchester
England
OS Grid Ref.: SD 770 120
Denomination: Undefined

Description

GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE WITH DEDICATORY STONE TABLET PLACED ON A WALL WITHIN IT

Inscription

THE WHITEHEAD/ GARDEN/ THIS GARDEN WAS GIVEN BY/ MR & MRS S.D. WHITEHEAD/ OF STORMER HILL/ TO THE PEOPLE OF TOTTINGTON/ TO BE ENJOYED BY THEM FOR ALL TIME/ IN MEORY OF THOSE/ NAMED BELOW/ WHO WERE KILLED HERE/ BY A FLYING BOMB ON/ 24TH DECEMBER 1944/ (NAMES)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Second World War - civilians
Total names on memorial: 7
Served and returned: 0
Died: 7
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,forename
Order of information: surname,forename

Component

Tablet
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 35IN, width 21IN
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 1950
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 28th December 1975
Attended by: UNKNOWN

History

DATE UNKNOWN: ORIGINAL DEDICATORY BRONZE PLAQUE WAS STOLEN. IT WAS LATER FOUND IN A SCRAP MERCHANT'S YARD BUT IT WAS DAMAGED BEYONE REPAIR SO A NEW STONE TABLET WAS PLACED IN THE GARDEN INSTEAD.

Costs

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

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Private
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Other website http://stonechaser.blogspot.com/2011/02/tottington-again-whitehead-gardens.html

Reference

Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/ingythewingy/5593138977/in/photostream/

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