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Memorial details

Memorial type
Garden
District
Bury
Town
Tottington
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1950
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28th December 1975
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43837
Current location

WHITEHEAD GARDENS
Chapel St
Tottington
Bury
Greater Manchester
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 770 120
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE WITH DEDICATORY STONE TABLET PLACED ON A WALL WITHIN IT
Inscription
THE WHITEHEAD/ GARDEN/ THIS GARDEN WAS GIVEN BY/ MR & MRS S.D. WHITEHEAD/ OF STORMER HILL/ TO THE PEOPLE OF TOTTINGTON/ TO BE ENJOYED BY THEM FOR ALL TIME/ IN MEORY OF THOSE/ NAMED BELOW/ WHO WERE KILLED HERE/ BY A FLYING BOMB ON/ 24TH DECEMBER 1944/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 35IN, width 21IN
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
DATE UNKNOWN: ORIGINAL DEDICATORY BRONZE PLAQUE WAS STOLEN. IT WAS LATER FOUND IN A SCRAP MERCHANT'S YARD BUT IT WAS DAMAGED BEYONE REPAIR SO A NEW STONE TABLET WAS PLACED IN THE GARDEN INSTEAD.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference

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