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Memorial details

Memorial type
Chapel or Church: Freestanding building
District
Bolton
Town
Astley Bridge
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Greenhalgh and Williams (Architect)
Alberti Lupton and Co (Stone Carver)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 24 May 1967
    Attended by: RC Bishop of Salford
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24 May 1967
    Attended by: RC Bishop of Salford
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10761
Current location

Thornleigh Salesian College School Chapel
Sharples Park
Astley Bridge
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL1 6PQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 707 117
Denomination: Roman Catholic

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Description
College chapel dedicated to Our Lady Help of Christians and past pupils who gave their lives in the Second World War. Contained within is a rectangular marble tablet with stepped arched head, affixed to the wall by brass corner studs. The inscription is painted in black lettering.
Inscription
THIS IS THE GREATEST LOVE/ A MAN CAN SHOW/ THAT HE SHOULD LAY DOWN HIS LIFE/ FOR HIS FRIENDS/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 34
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 34
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Chapel
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 30mm, height 680mm, width 1070mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £124,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
The Salesians of Don Bosco, Bolton.
Reference
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 24 May 1967 "THE SOLEMN BLESSING AND OPENING of the new SCHOOL CHAPEL dedicated to MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANS by THE Rt. Rev. THOMAS HOLLAND, D.D., Ph.D., D.S.C. Bishop of Salford 24th May, 1967".
  • School/ University Magazine c1970

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