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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Manchester
Town
Blackley
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Louis Frederick Roslyn RBS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28 May 1921
    Attended by: Dr. D.H. Levinstein and the Lord Mayor
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2784
Current location

Boggart Hole Clough
Rochdale Road
Blackley
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M9 7DH
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 86959 02919
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Winged Victory surmounting a tall stepped pedestal. The whole stands on a broad stone base with pillars at the four corners on which are placed four smaller figures holding emblems of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Nursing Services. These figures are now missing. The pillars are linked by chain link railings which enclose the area.
Inscription
Front face: TO THE/ GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ BLACKLEY/ WHO MADE THE/ SUPREME SACRIFICE/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ FOR EVERMORE/ IN MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR/ 1939 - 1945 Face 2: (Names)/ ERECTED BY/ THE PEOPLE OF BLACKLEY/ UNVEILED MAY 28TH 1921
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrews, Clifford A
Andrews, Frederick
Antrobus, Norman B
Appleton, Joseph A
Ashbrook, Wilfred
Ashton, Alfred
Ashton, Charles A
Ashton, Leonard
Ashton, Stanley
Baccaley, Alfred
See details for all 323 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 323
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 323
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forenames, surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 1950MM, height C.10000MM, width 1950MM
    Materials: Stone - Stancliffe
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
  • BLACKLEY 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
History
2011, Jan. Man given community service after admitting receiving one ofthe five plaques. 2010: Public donations collected to improve security and Manchester City Council have paid for replacement name plaques. Two of the three bronze name plaques were stolen in July. 2006: The memorial was restored. The bronze plaques were removed and conserved off-site whilst the stone was conserved and cleaned in-situ. Date unknown: The four small figures were lost, reason unknown.
Costs

Memorial: £2,500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • National Museums Liverpool tinyurl.com/2vx4zgf
  • Manchester Evening News - 19 July 2010
  • Daily Express - 8 January 2011 p.35 - "War vets' fury over freed yob"
  • Metro - Tuesday July 20, 2010, p.9 - "Sick theives tear down war memorial for scrap".
  • Wigan Evening Post - 11 November 2010 - "A community has united to make sure that 215 war heropes can be honoured on Remberance Sunday". -" The people of Blackley rallied round to raise thousands of pounds to improve security while Manchester City Council paid for plaques to be inscribed with the names of the heroes".
  • Other website https://sites.google.com/site/unsworthpolewarmemorial/unsworth-war-memorial/Home/blackley-war-memorial
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 136 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

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