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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Trafford
Town
Sale
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR A SHERWOOD
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23 May 1925
    Attended by: MAJOR GENERAL A SOLLY-FLOOD C.B. C.M.G D.S.O
  • Dedicated
    Date: 23 May 1925
    Attended by: Rev D.E Stuart M.C, B.A, HON C.F AND Rev J.W Brown HON C.F Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3186
Current location

The memorial is outside the Town Hall.
Sale Town Hall
School Road
Sale
Trafford
Greater Manchester
M33 7ZF
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 78854 92050
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A cenotaph memorial. St George with head bowed, in an attitude of mourning, holding sword surmounting carved architrave mounted on tall granite plinth with two-stepped base. Wreaths and crests carved below architrave. The figure of Saint George is life size and sculpted in white marble. St George stands on top of a granite pedestal. There is a laurel wreath on each face, just below the figure of St George. Dedicatory inscription in gilted Roman style lettering on 6 o'clock face of plinth. Brass plaques mounted on 3 and 9 o'clock faces bear names. Additional tablet mounted on base on 6 o'clock face.
Inscription
6 o'clock face, plinth: LEST/ WE/ FORGET/ TO THE/ HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ SALE/ AND/ ASHTON - UPON - MERSEY/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ DURING THE GREAT WAR/ FOR THEIR KING/ AND/ COUNTRY/ 1914 - 1919/ AND/ 1939 - 1945 6 o'clock face, tablet: IN/ HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THE MEN AND WOMEN/ OF THIS BOROUGH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/1939-1945/ Plaques on 3 and 9 o'clock faces: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackerley, C
Acton, C E
Alcock, R Y
Aldred, P N
Allen, P
Anderson, B
Appleby, A S
Appleby, C S
Arthur, J
Atkinson, A E
See details for all 706 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 410
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 410
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initals of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 296
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 296
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: height 2000mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 830mm, height 5700mm, width 830mm
    Materials: Granite - Polished
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Polished
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
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
History
1991: Some weathering on WW1 tablets.; 1954: WW2 names and inscription added.
Costs

Site: Free
Memorial: c£600

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The order of Solemn Ceremonial and Service appointed for the use on the occasion of the Unveiling of the Memorial by Major General A Solly-Flood C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., Saturday 23rd May 1925.
  • Official programme issued for the unveiling/ dedication.
  • Cutting from Sale and Stretford Guardian
  • Other website www.traffordwardead.co.uk/index.php?memorials=TRUE&memorial_id=39
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 23 May 1925 Copy held on file.

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