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Memorial details

Memorial type
Park / Sports field
District
Staffordshire Moorlands
Town
Leek
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MR THOMAS GRACE OF LEEK, Mr W E Beacham, MESSRS BAXENDALE & CO.LTD
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5 November 1922
    Attended by: LT COL CHALLINOR
  • Dedicated
    Date: 5 November 1922
    Attended by: Rev J A Howell
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13696
Current location

BESIDE THE RECREATION GROUND
Ball Haye Green
Leek
Staffordshire Moorlands
Staffordshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 987 575
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Recreation ground with arched entrance gateway with gates. Plaques on both gate pillars surmounted by dates. Dates each contained in wreaths. Plaques decorated with Tudor roses.
Inscription
TOP: PRO PATRIA/ 1914 - 1919 LEFT HAND SIDE: TO THE MEMORY OF THE/ FOLLOWING RESIDENTS OF/ BALL HAYE GREEN/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ IN THE/ EUROPEAN WAR/ (NAMES)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ AND/ IN HONOUR OF THOSE RESIDENTS/ WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY/ (NAMES) RIGHT HAND SIDE: SERVED/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, G
Abbott, W G
Adams, S
Addy, T
Armitt, R
Atkinson, H
Atkinson, J
Atkinson, W
Bailey, I
Bailey, J
See details for all 193 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 193
    Served and returned: 167
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,decorations
    Order of information: surname,forename,decorations
Components
  • Park
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Gates
    Measurements: depth 4FT, height 10FT, width 28FT
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: height 590MM, width 1100MM
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
2008: GRAFFITTI HAS BEEN REMOVED. GATES HAVE BEEN REINSTATED AND PAINTED. THE STONEWORK IS CLEAN AND STABLE, WITH SOME RE-POINTING NECESSARY. C1991: ACCORDING TO A REPORT, A LOT OF GRAFFITI. CORNER EDGES OF STONES BROKEN. RINGS FOR WREATHS MISSING. REMAINS OF HINGES BUT NO GATES. BOLT HEADS REMOVED FROM LH PLAQUE
Costs

Site: £550
Comments: Total cost of memorial ammounted to £1,000.
Memorial: £441

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Leek Urban District Council. 2008: Leek Town Council.
Reference
  • Leek Times 12 November 1922
  • Leek Post and Times 26th January 2005 article about commemorative cups

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