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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Rochdale
Town
Middleton
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Presented
    Date: 29 November 1924
    Attended by: John W Healey, Scoutmaster
  • Rededicated
    Date: October 2007
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18390
Current location

St. Gabriel's Church
Greenhill Road
Middleton
Rochdale
Greater Manchester
M24 2BD
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 88539 05314
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • Scout Headquarters
    Wade Street
    Middleton
    Rochdale
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Stained glass window depicting the figure of Christ watching over a young Scout, and gesturing direction with his hands. The Scout is holding a map, and is wearing a period Scout uniform. The image is bordered by a rose and leaf design, and the Scout badge is in the lower left.
Inscription
I AM THE WAY/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE OF THE/ 3RD MIDDLETON BOY SCOUTS WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WARS AND AS A/ THANK OFFERING TO GOD FOR THOSE WHO RETURNED./ 1914-1918/ 1939-1945/ (Names)/ BE PREPARED/ THIS WINDOW IS DEDICATED AND PRESENTED BY JOHN W. HEALEY SCOUTMASTER NOV 29TH 1924.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Foster, Leonard
Jackson, John
Lever, Clifford
Mannock, Thomas C
Ratcliffe, Jack
Redfern, Jack
Rhodes, Fred
Simpson, James
Turner, William
See details for all 9 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
Listing information
Condition
History
2007: now mounted in a light box. Post WW2: extra inscription was added.
Costs

Comments: 2007: £21,000 to remove, restore and re-install the window. The names are those of 3rd Middleton Ware St Scout Troop. The window is copied from a painting called 'The Pathfinder'. More than 250 people attended the rededication ceremony in 2007.

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

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