Rawtenstall - WW1 And WW2

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Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 29th June 1929
  • Dedicated : 29th June 1929

Current location

ST MARYS CHURCH MEMORIAL GARDENS,St Marys Way,Rawtenstall,Rossendale,Lancashire,England
OS Grid Ref.: SD 811 227
Denomination: Church of England

Description

Six-step base with plinth surmounted by an obelisk. Four figurative high relief panels are mounted at foot of obelisk: one on each face. Inscription plaques mounted on plinth and stone carved relief wreath and swags on alternate sides of plinth. FOUR GROUPS OF FIGURES: (1) ABOVE WWI INSCRIPTION - SOLDIER (ON CORNER); FARM LABOURER, WOMAN AND A CHILD, SAILOR AND WREN (2) ABOVE WREATH - AIRMAN, TWO NURSES, LABOURER, SERVICEWOMAN, SOLDIER (AS ABOVE) (3) ABOVE WWII INSCRIPTION - MEDICAL ORDERLY, MINER, FISHERMAN, OFFICER, AIRMAN (AS ABOVE) (4) ABOVE WREATH - SAILOR (AS ABOVE), COAL MINERS, RAILWAYMEN, MEDICAL ORDERLY (AS ABOVE)

Inscription

6 O'CLOCK FACE: A TRIBUTE OF HONOUR/ TO THE MEN WHO/ MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ TO THE MEN WHO CAME BACK/ AND TO THOSE WHO WORKED AT HOME/ TO WIN SAFETY FOR THE EMPIRE/ 1914-1918 12 O'CLOCK FACE: TO THE MEMORY OF/ ALL WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE/ OF THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE SECOND/WORLD WAR/ ALL WHO SERVED ON SEA LAND OR IN THE AIR/ AND ALL WHO WORKED AND SERVED AT HOME/ 1939 - 1945

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

First World War - civilians
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

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

Subject / Period

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

Component

Obelisk
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 4150MM , height 5250MM , width 4150MM
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Component

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

Component

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

Component

Steps
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 29th June 1929
Attended by: MISS CARRIE WHITEHEAD JP

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 29th June 1929
Attended by: REV R A REES HCF OF NEWCHURCH

History

2009: (Nov) Second World War plaque replaced. (July) Bronze inscription plaques stolen. Council is preparing replacements. 1982: BRONZE PLAQUE REMOVED BY VANDALS AND REPLACED BY STONEMASON.

Costs

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

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

ROSSENDALE BOROUGH COUNCIL LEISURE DEPARTMENT

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