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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
Tameside
Town
Stalybridge
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr Ferdinand Victor Blundstone RBS, MESSRS WILLIAM KIRKPATRICK LTD
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 06 November 1921
    Attended by: COUNCILLOR MRS SUMMERS MBE, JP,ALDERMAN JAMES BOTTOMLEY JP
  • Rededicated
    Date: 23 April 1950
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 06 November 1921
    Attended by: REV CANON T H SHERIFF MA
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2205
Current location

Victoria Bridge
Trinity Street/Market Street-River Tame Bridge
Stalybridge
Tameside
Greater Manchester
SK15 2BJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 96366 98556
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Bridgehead comprised of two crescent walls at either side of Trinity Street, leading to Victoria Bridge over the River Tame. Two pedestals, each 10ft high, flank the bridge entrance surmounted by a sculpted group. Each pedistal bears an 8ft high bronze figure. On the left pedestal, the figure of an angel supports the body of a dead sailor. On the right pedestal, the figure of an angel supports the body of a dead soldier. The pedestals are themselves flanked by crescent wing walls bearing tablets with regiments and names. The walls terminate at secondary pedestals which are surmounted by lions crouchant.
Inscription
(LION LEFT PEDESTAL): FRANCE, PALESTINE, MESOPOTAMIA, EGYPT, EAST AFRICA (NAVY PEDESTAL): GOOD HOPE / 1914 1918. JUTLAND, ZEEBRUGGE, THE FALKLAND ISLES, REMEMBER THE LOVE OF THEM THAT CAME NOT HOME FROM THE WAR. SEE YOU TO IT THAT THEY SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN (ARMY PEDESTAL): 1914 1918. THE MARNE, YPRES, THE SOMME. ALL YOU WHO PASS BY REMEMBER WITH GRATITUDE THE MEN OF STALYBRIDGE WHO DIED FOR YOU (LION RIGHT PEDESTAL): FLANDERS, GALLIPOLI, SALONIKE, ITALY, S.W.AFRICA
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Addy, J
Addy, J C
Aden, J
Alexander, W
Allen, F
Andrew, E
Andrew, J
Andrew, R
Anker, E
Ankers, L
See details for all 778 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 665
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 665
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initals of forenames, rank, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 127
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 127
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Stancliffe
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • 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
Costs

Site: £2,400

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 1921
  • Stalybridge Reporter 6 November 1921; 4 March 1963

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