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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wigan
Town
Standish
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: July 17th, 1920
    Attended by: The Earl of Crawford, Chairman of the Company, WH Hewlett, Managing Director, F Edmund, General Manager, Standish Pits, H Fairhurst, Chairman of Standish UDC, Rev CWN Hutton, Rector of Standish, relatives of the fallen
  • Dedicated
    Date: July 17th, 1920
    Attended by: The Earl of Crawford, Chairman of the Company, WH Hewlett, Managing Director, F Edmund, General Manager, Standish Pits, H Fairhurst, Chairman of Standish UDC, Rev CWN Hutton, Rector of Standish, relatives of the fallen
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18411
Current location

On the Peace Gate
St Wilfrid's Church Peace Gate
Market Place
Standish
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN6 0XA
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 56035 10233
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • On an upstairs landing
    Lancashire Mining Museum
    Buile Hill Park
    Salford
    Salford
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SJ 800 980
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Prospect Pit
    Off Wigan Road
    Standish
    Wigan
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 56435 09633
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
Bronze plaque with a raised oak leaf and acorn pattern border. A Tudor rose lies each side of the title scroll above the raised inscription. The Wigan Coal and Iron Company had Plaques of similar design installed at their 19 pits and works.
Inscription
IN MEMORIAM / THE NAMES HERE RECORDED ARE of / THOSE MEN WHO WORKED HERE / AND WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR / THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR / AUGUST 1914 TO NOVEMBER 1918 / AS WELL AS THE NAMES OF THOSE / WHO OBTAINED DISTINCTIONS / IN THE WAR. / PROSPECT PIT/ KILLED/ (Names)/ HONOURS/ (Name)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Chadwick, J
Ellis, Roland Ratclyfe
Littlewood, G P
Sheffield, P
See details for all 4 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 600MM, width 600MM
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
C2008: Plaque re-erected in Wigan 1999: CURATOR OF THE MUSEUM HOPES THAT IN THE FUTURE THE PLAQUE CAN BE RETURNED TO THE WIGAN AREA WHERE THE PIT WAS
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: One of five pits operated by the Wigan Iron and Coal Company in Standish.
Reference
  • Wigan Observer July 24th, 1920

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