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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Trafford
Town
Stretford
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 September 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries/ Mr F.W. Bates Chairman of Education Committee
Lost
Lost
WM Reference
3229
Previous locations
  • School Hall
    Victoria Park Council School
    Henshaw Street
    Stretford
    Trafford
    Greater Manchester
    M32 8BN
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SJ 79595 94801
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Rectangular wooden board with raised triangular pediment with the Arms of Stretford Urban District Council. Inscription in white painted lettering.
Inscription
1914 1919/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ ALL YE WHO COME AFTER, SEE THAT THEIR NAMES BE NOT FORGOTTEN/ FORMER SCHOLARS OF/ VICTORIA PARK COUNCIL SCHOOL/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING & COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/(Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, Percy
Astbury, Haughtum
Blears, Harry
Brown, William
Buckle, Arthur
Cave, Thos Eric
Crompton, Tom
Davies, John
Dawes, Norman
Ditchfield, Walter
See details for all 56 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 56
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 56
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: depth 600mm, height 2000mm, width 1800mm
    Materials: Wood
Condition
History
1975: according to Stretford Local History Society the memorial was in disrepair and was disposed of.
Costs

Site: £58 0s 0d

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Victoria Park Council School Log Book 21st Sept 1920 This afternoon at 4 o'clock Mr F.W. Bates Chairman of the Education Committee attended here and unveiled the war memorial erected by subscription from present and former scholars to those old boys who died during the war. About 200 adults were present and 300 scholars. There are 54 names on the memorial which takes the form of a library cupboard as well as the tablet. The cost is £58 for the whole not including books for the library.

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