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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Blackpool
Town
Blackpool
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1924
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18622

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Current location

2014/14. Redevelopment of the school. Memorials located in new space in the school
Aspire Academy (Formerly Collegiate High School)
Blackpool Old Rd
Blackpool
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY3 7LR
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 33211 38397
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Blackpool Grammar School
    Church Street
    Blackpool
    Blackpool
    Lancashire
    FY1 4EL
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 31379 36253
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Wooden panel set into wall. Names in two columns in relief. Inscription above in white lettering. Laurel garland in relief surrounds inscription at top. School coat of arms top centre. The Memorial Board is also associated with the Assembly Hall in the original school building.
Inscription
SO THEY GAVE THEIR BODIES TO THE COMMONWEALTH AND RECEIVED/ EACH FOR HIS OWN MEMORY PRAISE/ THAT WILL NEVER DIE AND WITH IT/ THE GRANDEST OF ALL SEPULCHRES/ NOT THAT IN WHICH THEIR MORTAL/ BONES ARE LAID BUT A HOME IN THE/ MINDS OF MEN/ THUCYDIDES 11.43./ 1914 - 1919/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arrowsmith, J F
Aspinall, F C
Bazley, R
Bennett, R G
Blackhurst, C
Bradley, R
Butterworth, H
Calvert, J N
Cartmell, T
Cashmore, H W
See details for all 37 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 37
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 37
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Blackpool Evening Gazette, 27 May 1924, details of dedication of the School Hall and the Memorial Board

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