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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Manchester
Town
Gorton
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Mr Ferdinand Victor Blundstone RBS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 November 1926
    Attended by: Angelo Jennison
  • Dedicated
    Date: 7 November 1926
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13127
Current location

Near to the Chapels
Gorton Cemetery
Alvaston Road
Gorton
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M18 7JQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 89259 95442
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square stone pillar with bronze relief sculpture of a bare chested female representing the figure of Peace, holding a lion cub under her right arm and a wreath in her left hand, surmounting a shield. Sculpted recumbant leopards in relief at the foot of Peace with relief musical instruments, firework rockets and pin wheels representing the occupations of the staff of the Belle Vue Zoological Gardens and Pleasure Grounds. The pillar widens towards the base in a series of ledges.
Inscription
Pillar: BELLE VUE MEMORIAL / KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE / (Names) / DIED FROM EFFECTS OF WAR / (Names)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Croasdale, W
Cummings, Joseph
Fuller, J
Graythorne, J
Hastain, Bernard A
Heathcote, H
Jennison, J L
Jennison, N L
Morrey, W
Mullroy, H
See details for all 19 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, decorations, manner of death
    Order of information: manner of death THEN rank THEN surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth C 700MM, height C 2000MM, width C 700MM
    Materials: Stone - Stancliffe
Listing information
Condition
History
2013: Inscription weathered and hard to read. c1960s: The bronze figure of Peace and the sculpted reliefs stolen. 1926: Belle Vue Zoological Gardens were on Hyde Road, Gorton. The memorial was unveiled in Gorton Cemetery and not in the zoological grounds.
Costs

Memorial: £140.9s.4d

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference

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