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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Table
District
Blackburn
Town
Darwen
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 May 1921
    Attended by: Aldernan F Hindle
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29 May 1921
    Attended by: Revd J Emrys Morgan
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18588
Current location

167-181
Central United Reform Church
Duckworth Street
Darwen
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB3 1AT
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 69061 22537
Denomination: United Reformed

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Previous locations
  • Belgrave Meeting House
    Belgrave Road
    Darwen
    Blackburn
    Lancashire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 691 226
    Denomination: Congregational
Description
Carved Oak Communion Table with inset brass dedication plaques
Inscription
UPPER PLAQUE: THIS COMMUNION TABLE WAS ERECTED BY THE WORSHIPPERS / AT THIS CHURCH IN ABIDING & AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE / OF THE BELGRAVE MEN WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914 - 1918 / (NAMES in 3 columns) / "THESE WERE THE GLORY OF THEIR TIMES" LOWER PLAQUE: IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE / OF THE MEN OF / BELGRAVE / WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES / IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES) / "THEY SHALL NOT GROW (SIC) OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD / AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN / AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING / WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainsworth, Jas
Ainsworth, Jn
Ashton, E D
Aspden, J
Aspden, W
Bailey, C
Briggs, H
Chadwick, A
Crankshaw, E
Crankshaw, F
See details for all 49 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 46
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 46
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Table
    Measurements: depth 750MM, height 850MM, width 1800MM
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Lancashire Archives CUDA/3/Acc9530/Box5
  • Darwen News 4 June 1921

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