previous
next
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: Mike Berrell

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © Mike Berrell (WMR-16004)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:

Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Manchester
Town
Manchester
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Peace and Anti-War memorials
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 17th March 1929
    Attended by: REV F F NORWOOD
  • Rededicated
    Date: 17th April 1997
    Attended by: Bishop of Manchester
  • Show More (1)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16004

Support the IWM War Memorial Register

Donate with Just Giving

Since 1988 IWM's War Memorials Register has been creating a national register of UK war memorials and the names of the individuals they commemorate. IWM needs your support to ensure that we can add to and maintain our these important records.

Current location

Visitors Car Park
77
Manchester Mail Centre
Oldham Road
Manchester
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M4 5AA
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 85022 98985
Denomination: Undefined

View location on Google Maps
Previous locations
  • Parcel Post HQ
    Adair Street
    Manchester
    Manchester
    Greater Manchester
    M1 2NQ
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SJ 852 979
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Post Office Building
    Spring Gardens
    Manchester
    Manchester
    Greater Manchester
    M2 1NW
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SJ 841 983
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Show More (1)
Description
Central figure of an angel holding a torch flanked by two children looking forward into a world of enduring peace. The girl on the left holds a wreath while the boy on the right holds a (?) flute. The figures are set on a stone plinth with a surrounding paved area and a wall.
Inscription
FRONT: STRIVE FOR/ ENDURING PEACE/ 1914-1918 1939-1945/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF/ MANCHESTER POST OFFICE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY REAR: POST OFFICE PEACE MEMORIAL/ IN MEMORY OF COLLEAGUES WHO FELL DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR WAS UNVEILED/ ON 17 MARCH 1929 BY THE/ REVEREND DOCTOR F F NORWOOD OF THE CITY TEMPLE/ IT REMAINED INSIDE THE ORIGINAL SPRING GARDENS/ POST OFFICE BUILDING UNTIL THE 1960S, THEN/ WAS TRANSFERRED TO PARCEL POST WHERE IT STOOD/ UNTIL BEING MOVED TO THIS SITE IN 1995./ IT WAS REDEDICATED ON 17 APRIL 1997 BY THE RIGHT REVEREND/ CHRISTOPHER MAYFIELD/BISHOP OF MANCHESTER.
Inscription legible?
yes
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
  • Peace and Anti-War memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 1200MM, height 1500MM, width 1200MM
    Materials: Marble
  • Figures
    Measurements: height 1828mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
COMPLETELY RESTORED WHEN RESITED IN 1995.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
ROYAL MAIL
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

This information is made available under a Creative Commons BY-NC licence.

This means you may reuse it for non-commercial purposes only and must attribute it to us using the following statement:

© WMR-16004

For queries, please contact [email protected]