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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Calderdale
Town
Todmorden
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
Gilbert Bayes RBS, J M Firth, Norman Thorp
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9th October 1921
    Attended by: Major Barker
  • Rededicated
    Date: 12th October 2014
    Attended by: Unknown
  • Dedicated
    Date: 9th October 1921
    Attended by: Rev. J H Lomax
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2224
Current location

Centre Valley Park Garden of Remembrance
Burnley Road
Todmorden
Calderdale
West Yorkshire
OL14 7LG
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 93001 24649
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
An ornamental fountain with basin in which stands a carved relief pillar depicting draped female figures with wreaths and palms. Pillar surmounted by St George standing on orb. The orb features four dragon head water spouts. The fountain is placed in front of a long wall with tablets bearing the names of fallen. The fountain and wall are set within a formal garden in which also stood two freestanding statues depicting children representing 'The Lamp of Mercy' and 'The Shield of Honour'.
Inscription
THESE ARE THEY WHO BEING PEACEABLE CITIZENS OF TODMORDEN AT/ THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY AND IN DEFENCE OF THEIR NATIVE LAND/ LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM ENDURED HARDSHIP 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/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, Edgar
Ackroyd, Benjamin
Ackroyd, Joseph
Adams, George
Allen, Walter
Allister, Harry
Allister, William C
Anker, Richard
Ansell, William H
Anthony, Harold
See details for all 659 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 652
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 652
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, regiment, forename
    Order of information: Regiment
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 150
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 150
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, regiment, forename
    Order of information: Regiment
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, regiment, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Fountain
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • 3 STATUES FORMING WAR MEMORIAL IN MEMORIAL GARDEN, CENTRE VALE PARK
  • 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
History
2014: two new statues, replicas of the ones stolen and carved by Gilbert Bayes, were reinstalled at their original place. A grant of £6,332 was offered by the Grants for War Memorials Scheme towards the total project cost of £12,665. 2008: stone flagging stolen from around the fountain. 1990s: reported that statues of lamp and shield have been stolen.
Costs

Memorial: £13,500

Trust fund/Scholarship
Yes
Purpose: Relief of ex-soldiers and dependents.
Responsibility
CALDERDALE MBC
Reference

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