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Memorial details

Memorial type
Shrine
District
Ribble Valley
Town
Clitheroe
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42536
Current location

ST MICHAEL AND ST JOHNS CHURCH
Lowergate
Clitheroe
Ribble Valley
Lancashire
BB7 1AD
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 74385 41695
Denomination: Roman Catholic

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Description
Situated in the South-West corner of the church, the shrine consists of a free-sanding canopied crucifix within the oak-panelled corner. The crucifix is on a raised wooden stand bearing a commemorative board, and there is a further commemorative board to the rear at the same level, depicting a chalice holding the nails of crucifiction. There are oak panels, with castellated tops, and trefoil inserts, lining the shrine - the WW1 names are painted in gold on the rearmost panel behind the crucifix, and the WW2 names are similarly painted on the panel to the left-hand side of the crucifix. This panel also carries the name of a casualty of the Norther Ireland Troubles. There are unrelated stained-glass windows within the area, which has a prayer rail across its frontage.
Inscription
On the base of the crucifix: Jesus Mercy! Mary Help!/ Of your charity pray for the souls of the men of this/ Congregation who gave their lives for their country/ Erected in affectionate remembrance by the Congregation On the rear panel: Thy will be done SECTION ONE: OF YOUR/ CHARITY PRAY FOR/ THE SOULS OF THE/ FOLLOWING MEMBERS/ OF THIS CONGREGATION/ WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES)/ R. I. P. SECTION TWO: OF YOUR/ CHARITY PRAY FOR/ THE SOULS OF THE/ FOLLOWING MEMBERS/ OF THIS CONGREGATION/ WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ DURING THE 2ND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ R. I. P./ Northern Ireland/ (Name) CRUCIFIX: JESUS MERCY! MARY HELP!/ OF YOUR CHARITY PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF THE MEN OF THIS/ CONGREGATION WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY./ ERECTED IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE BY THE CONGREGATION
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Astin, B
Barrett, G J
Bennett, F J
Bolton, J
Bowker, R
Brown, F
Bugler, W
Bush, Ev
Carden, J
Carter, W
See details for all 73 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 58
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 58
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, initials, awards
    Order of information: Surname, rank, initials, awards
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials, rank
    Order of information: Surname, initials, rank
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initial, rank
    Order of information: Surname, initial, rank
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 1270MM, width 670MM
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Panelling
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Crucifix
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
CHURCH COUNCIL

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