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Memorial details

Memorial type
Clock or clock tower
District
Blackburn
Town
Little Harwood
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
L H Maxwell and G G Dickinson (Designer)
John Cronshaw and Sons (Builder)
W POTTS & SONS (Clockmaker)
John Taylor and Co (Undefined)
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 27 January 1923
    Attended by: front 1; The Mayor, Alderman J.T. Ramsay also on behalf of ex-service men, Front 2; George Hindle J.P. Chairman of the Memorial Committee. The back stones were laid by Right side Mrs. A Eddestone and left side T.B. Aitkin.
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 August 1923
    Attended by: Major General A Solly-Flood CB CMG DSO
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3291
Current location

Clock Tower
Junction of Plane Tree Road with Whalley Old Road
Little Harwood
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 5PA
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 69334 29246
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Hour-striking clock with 4 illuminated dials cast in brass. Gun metal main wheels. Automatic lighting apparatus and electric switch. Nickel steel pendulum. The tower is in a garden of remembrance
Inscription
6 o'clock face-LITTLE HARWOOD WAR MEMORIAL/1914 1918//LOVED HONOURED REMEMBERED/1939-1945 12 o'clock face-Little Harwood War Memorial/This Memorial / Was Erected By Public Subscription / In Honour Of/ The Men Of/Little Harwood / Who / Made / The Supreme Sacrifice/In The Great War./Unveiled by/Major General A. Solly–Flood, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O. 3 o'clock face- [names Addison to Hilton] 9 o'clock face- [names Hindle to Williams]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Addison, Arthur
Apden, Albert
Aspin, Albert
Bamber, William
Barlow, Fred
Barlow, John E
Barnes, Arthur
Barnes, William E
Battersby, Ernest
Beardsworth, James
See details for all 96 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 96
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 96
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • 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
  • Tower
    Measurements: depth 2435mm, height 13200mm, width 2435mm
    Materials: Stone - Darley Dale, Slate - Westmoreland
  • Clock
    Measurements: width 750mm
    Materials: Brass, Metal, Steel, Glass
  • Bells
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Plant Material
Listing information
Condition
History
Fixed by Ripley 11 Aug 1923 (Order records state 14 July 1923).
Costs

Memorial: £1000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Blackburn Times 24 June 1922, 27 January, 11 and 18 August 1923
  • A newsreel film was made of the unveiling, and was given local cinematic exhibition, but does not seem to have survived in either local or national film archives
  • Northern Daily Telegraph 11 August 1923
  • Blackburn Weekly Telegraph 3 February, 8 April and 18 August 1923

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