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Memorial details

Memorial type
Park / Sports field
District
Calderdale
Town
Sowerby Bridge
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 14th April 1923
    Attended by: Councillor W. H. Hall, Chairman of the Parks Committee of the Council
  • Opened
    Date: 10th November 1929
    Attended by: Miss Annie M. Hunt, a 12 year old girl whose father was killed in action opened the gates with a Golden key.
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10th November 1929
    Attended by: Colonel R. E. Sugden - unveiled the arch
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2865
Current location

Crow Wood Park
Rochdale Road
Sowerby Bridge
Calderdale
West Yorkshire
HX6 2SN
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 06600 24200
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
In a park with large archway gate at entrance. Two bronze plaques flanking front sides of the arch. Inscription with white painted lettering , carved into the stone on the archway. Coloured Sowerby Bridge crest at the top of the plaques
Inscription
(ARCH): 1914 1919/ 1939 1945/ LEST WE FORGET (Left plaque): SOWERBY BRIDGE/ WAR MEMORIAL/ THIS MEMORIAL ARCH WAS/ ERECTED, AND THE LAND FOR/ THIS PARK PROVIDED BY/ PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION. IN/ PROUD REMEMBRANCE OF/ THOSE RESIDENTS OF SOWERBY/ BRIDGE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES,/ AND IN GRATITUDE TO THOSE/ SURVIVORS WHO SERVED IN/ THE GREAT WAR, 1914 - 1919/ TO YOU FROM FAILING HANDS WE THROW/ THE TORCH BE YOURS TO HOLD IT HIGH/ IF YE BREAK FAITH WITH US WHO DIE/ WE SHALL NOT SLEEP, THOUGH POPPIES GROW/ IN FLANDERS FIELDS. (Right plaque): SOWERBY BRIDGE/ WAR MEMORIAL./ THIS MEMORIAL TABLET/ WAS PLACED IN PROUD/ REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE/ RESIDENTS OF SOWERBY/ BRIDGE WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES AND IN GRATITUDE/ TO THOSE SURVIVORS WHO/ SERVED IN THE SECOND/ WORLD WAR, 1939 - 1945./ THEY SHALL NOT GROW (sic) OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD,/ AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR YEARS CONDEMN./ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING,/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashworth, Samuel Harry
Carter, Arthur
Carter, Walter
Cockcroft, D.
Crabtree, S.
Crossley, K.
Fisher, John
Fletcher, Edwin
Glover, Oswald
Grave, Arnold
See details for all 35 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 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
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Arch
    Measurements: depth 1500mm, height 5250mm, width 7800mm
    Materials: Stone - Yorkshire
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Listing information
Condition
History
Well maintained, but some graffiti on the gates
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Calderdale Metropolitan District Council
Reference
  • Leeds Mercury - Monday 16 April 1923 Opening of the recreation ground, bowling green and tennis courts. About £3,000 spent so far.
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • 707
  • Leeds Mercury - Monday 16 April 1923 Unveiling of the arch and opening of the gates

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