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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Bolton
Town
Breightmet
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 21 April 2013
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10705
Current location

In church grounds at corner of Red Lane and Newby Road.
Red Lane United Reformed Church
Newby Road
Breightmet
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL2 5EQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 74267 10237
Denomination: United Reformed

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Previous locations
  • In the front of the RBL Club
    laid in 5 separate pieces laid on the ground.
    Astley Bridge Royal British Legion
    A675
    Astley Bridge
    Bolton
    Greater Manchester
    BL1 7AG
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 71421 11879
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Granite column in five separate pieces, with hexagonal section. The column is surmounted by a Latin cross.
Inscription
Hexagonal base, front face: TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN EVER/ GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN FROM/ THIS CHURCH/ WHO FOR/ TRUTH AND LIBERTY/ LAID DOWN THEIR/ LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/1914 - 1918/ 1939 - 1940 Face either side of front: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
History
Removed to RBL for safe keeping. 2012: Relocated to Red Lane URC. Plans to replace missing cross and hold rededication in 2013. A plaque describing its origins is also planned. URC NW Synod advised of the condition and arranging to remove and rebuild the memorial at a sister URC church.
Costs

Comments: The work of rebuilding was undertaken free of charge

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Red Lane URC
Reference
  • The Bolton News 2 Nov 2009 Article relating to the memorial being moved to make way for a smoking shelter.

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