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Memorial details

Memorial type
Park / Sports field
District
Bolton
Town
Bradshaw
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29th April 1922
    Attended by: Lt Col H M Hardcastle
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21st July 1951
    Attended by: Rev E Clarke
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43703
Current location

Bradshaw War Memorial Cricket and Bowling Club
off Bradshaw Brow
Bradshaw
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL2 3EQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 73362 12362
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cenotaph and cricket ground dedicated in memory of the Bradshaw Cricket Club casualties of the First World War. Also a landscaped embankment extension commemorating casualties of the Second World War. The Cenotaph is formed of a tapering plinth surmounted by a pyrimidic casket top and is set on a two step base. On the 9 O'Clock face is a carved relief of a crossed sword and rifle with a wreath a ribbon above them. On the 3 O'Clock face is a carved relief of cricket stumps with the bails being knocked off by the ball. Below the stumps is a wreath and two crossed cricket bats. The landscaped embankment extension is terraced with seating. A cross commemorating Second World War casualties is cited in the extension.
Inscription
12 O'Clock face: THIS STONE OF REMEMBRANCE IS ERECTED BY/ LT. COL. H. D. HARDCASTLE TO/ COMMEMORATE THE GREAT SACRIFICE OF 23 MEMBERS OF/ BRADSHAW CRICKET CLUB WHO GAVE THIER LIVES FOR THEIR/ COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR, AND THIS CRICKET GROUND IS/ FOREVER DEDICATED TO THEIR HEROIC MEMORY/ THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE. 6 o'clock face- [names] 6 O'Clock face: 1914 - 1919/ (...)/ (...) GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR US IN THE GREAT WAR/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashton, W
Barnes, T
Benson, J W
Grime, E M
Hinckley, A
Holt, J
Howarth, C K
Hunt, G F
Miller, G
Morgan, C
See details for all 24 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • 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: height 1200mm, width 450mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Playing / Sports field
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Plant Material
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL AT BRADSHAW TENNIS CLUB
  • 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
1951: The extension was dedicated to the memory of those who died in World War Two. ; 1948: A further extension to the field took place.; 1921: The Cenotaph and cricket field were dedicated in memory of First World War casualties of the Club. ; 2016-War Memorials Trust Grant of £1,070 for gentle cleaning with water & bristle brusdhes to improve legibility, also some lime mortar pointing
Costs

Site: £15
Comments: Cost of the 1946 purchase of the land adjoining the cricket club which was used for the extension in memory of Second Wordl War casualties.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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