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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Macclesfield
Town
Bollington
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28th November 1920
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 28th November 1920
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1993
Current location

At junction with Water Street
in garden.
Palmerston Street
Bollington
Macclesfield
Cheshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 93477 77894
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Sandstone, celtic cross set on inscribed plinth and five steps. Celtic tracery on all faces of cross. Reliefs on each arm of cross: Saints; Christ; St George and the Dragon. Stone wreath at base of plinth.
Inscription
1914-1918 1939-1945/ THEY WHOM THIS MEMORIAL COMMEMORATES WERE NUMBERED/ AMONG THOSE WHO AT THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY/ LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM, ENDURED HARDNESS FACED/ DANGER AND FINALLY PASSED OUT OF THE SIGHT OF MAN/ BY THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF SACRIFICE GIVING/ UP THEIR OWN LIVES THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM/ LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT THAT THEIR/ NAMES BE NOT FORGOTTEN / [Names]/THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED AND DEDICATED / ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 28TH 1920
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ankers, George
Arnold, Edwin
Ash, Fred
Ashley, Alfred
Baguley, Charles
Baguley, William
Bann, John E
Barlow, Fred
Barlow, William H
Barnshaw, Thomas
See details for all 148 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 29
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 29
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 152
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 152
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 2000MM, height 4000MM, width 2000MM
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • Bollington War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Bollington, D H Way, 1987

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