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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Salford
Town
Walkden
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21st November 1925
    Attended by: Annie Blackshaw
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13143
Current location

Just inside the park entrance
Parr Fold Park
Parr Fold Road
Walkden
Salford
Greater Manchester
M28 7DB
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 73786 02415
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
EXTENSIVE PARK AND GARDENS. PORTLAND STONE OBELISK ON THREE STEPS WITH BACKGROUND WALL, STANDS WITHIN PARK.
Inscription
CENOTAPH: THEY DIED/ THAT WE MAY LIVE/ 1914-1918/ 1939-1945 PLAQUE ON CENOTAPH: PLAQUE NOW IN WALKDEN TOWN HALL. Plaque at base of Cenotaph-A BRONZE TABLET/INSIDE THE TOWN HALL/RECORDS THE NAMES OF/270 MEN OF THIS DISTRICT/WHO MADE/THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adley, James A
Armistice, A
Birkenshaw, Herbert W
Butcher, Thomas
Curtis, George
Highmore, Charles B
Moore, Harry J
Oatway, Leonard E
Spooner, Alfred M
Thomas, Alec V
See details for all 14 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 20 FT
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
History
A PLAQUE FORMERLY ON THE OBELISK WAS MOVED TO THE TOWN HALL. IT WAS THEN MOVED C1990 TO WALKDEN RD BRITISH LEGION CLUB. IT WAS PLACED THERE AS THE TOWN HALL WAS BEING RE-DEVELOPED. IT IS UNKNOWN WHETHER THE PLAQUE HAS NAMES COMMEMORATED.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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