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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Blackburn
Town
Darwen
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Louis Frederick Roslyn RBS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27th September 1921
    Attended by: Mrs Chadwick
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3292
Current location

Bold Venture Park
Inverness Road
Darwen
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB3 2SE
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 68931 21864
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Winged Victory on tall square pedestal. Life size relief panels depicting a soldier and a sailor set into the sides of the pedestal. On three stepped square base
Inscription
(SIDE 1) IN GRATEFUL/ MEMORY/ AND TO THE HONOUR/ OF/ OVER 1200 CITIZENS/ OF/ THIS TOWN WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ AND THOSE WHOM DIED/ IN THE WAR OF/ 1939 - 1945/ LEST WE FORGET (SIDE 2) THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ HONOUR THE DEAD (SIDE 3) IS IT NOTHING TO YOU/ ALL YE WHO PASS BY (SIDE 4) THEY SHALL NOT GROW (SIC) OLD/ WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD/ AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM/ NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/ GEATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    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: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Darwen 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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