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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Allerdale
Town
Workington
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
SIR ROBERT LORIMER, MR ALEXANDER CARRICK RSA RBS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 June 1928
    Attended by: Mrs Catherine Ann Henderson of Henry Street
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24 June 1928
    Attended by: Bishop of Carlisle
  • Presented
    Date: 24 June 1928
    Attended by: Lieut Colonel Lord Rochdale
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4084
Current location

Vulcan's Park
Vulcan Street
Workington
Allerdale
Cumbria
CA14 2NE
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 00058 28558
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cenotaph standing on a two-stepped flagged-stone base. On the south eastern face there is the description in bronze lettering. Above this is a large round-headed alcove with a bronze panel depicting a soldier's farewell to his wife and child. The north eastern face has a similar alcove with a panel depicting a soldier carrying a wounded comrade. The two side faces have smaller circular alcoves in which are bronze panels depicting the two principal industries of the town, steelmaking and mining. On the upper part of the cenotaph in the centre of all four sides are carved the coats of arms of the County of Cumberland, Workington Borough Council and the badges of the Border Regt and the Royal Artillery. Above the carvings the cenotaph reduces in width and depth and is terminated by a lamp. A plain lead casket containing the Roll of Sacrifice with 554 names was sealed inside the memorial, and a similar one with 170 names was added in the 1950s.
Inscription
LEST WE FORGET/ 1914 - 1918/ 1939 - 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
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
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 2000mm, height 7000mm, width 2000mm
    Materials: Granite - Shap
  • Plaques
    Measurements: height 2000MM, width 1000M
    Materials: Bronze
  • Casket / Box
    Measurements: height 300mm, width 200mm
    Materials: Lead
Listing information
  • WORKINGTON WAR MEMORIAL CENOTAPH
  • 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
3 August 2007: Listed Grade II
Costs

Memorial: £3,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Handed over to Workington Borough Council at unveiling ceremony.
Reference
  • Whitehaven News 28 June 1928 p.8
  • Times & Star newspaper 24/12/2014 page 5 for the unveiling of the James Alexander Glenn/Smith VC paving stone
  • File SMBWO 1/3/892 at Whitehaven Record Office regarding production of the 2 Rolls of Honour in 1953-1955
  • Document SMBWO 1/2/10/1 at Whitehaven Record Office-The Minute Book of the War Memorial Committee 1918-1928
  • West Cumberland Times 27/6/1928 page 2f-h
  • West Cumberland Times 20/6/1928 page 3e which includes a photograph of Mrs Catherine Henderson who unveiled the memorial
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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