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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Salford
Town
Pendlebury
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4th July 1921
    Attended by:
  • Dedicated
    Date: 4th July 1921
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45521
Current location

Christ Church
Pendlebury Road
Pendlebury
Salford
Greater Manchester
M27 4AZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 78191 02228
Denomination: Pentecostal

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Description
Two light stained glass window depicting (left) St Michael and (right) St George. Inscription at base. Dedicatory marble tablet below.
Inscription
WINDOW: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919 TABLET: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (Names)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aldred, William
Aspden, George
Berry, Alexander J
Bluer, Alfred
Bluer, Harold
Bluer, John B
Boddis, Frank
Booth, Arthur
Booth, Harold
Bradley, Samuel
See details for all 90 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 90
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 90
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 1IN, height C 46IN, width 20IN
    Materials: Marble
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
Listing information
Condition
History
C 1980'S: THE CHURCH WAS FORMERLY A COF E CHURCH. THE CHURCH WAS MADE REDUNDANT AND WHEN THE LAST VICAR OF THE CHURCH REALISED THAT THE PENTECOSTALS WERE GOING TO ACQUIRE THE BUILDING, HE SMASHED THE MEMORIAL WINDOW AND THE ALABASTER SURROUND TO THE TABLET IN ORDER THAT HE COULD MOVE THE TABLET TO THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION AS HE FELT THAT THE PENTECOSTALS DID NOT HOLD WITH ARMISTICE DAY. HOWEVER, THE VICAR'S BELIEF WAS FAR FROM THE TRUTH AS ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THE PENTECOSTALS DID ON MOVING INTO THE CHURCH WAS TO HAVE THE WINDOW RESTORED IN 1988, BASED ON A PHOTOGRAPH IN THE CENTENARY BOOKLET. THEY ALSO RETRIEVED THE TABLET FROM THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION AND PLACED IT ON THE NORTH WALL OF THE CHURCH. THE WINDOW WAS RESTORED BY DENNIS ECKERSLEY OF BOLTON AT A COST OF £1450.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
TRUSTEES OF CHRIST CHURCH
Reference
  • Pamphlet by Henry Shaw "THE HISTORY OF CHRIST CHURCH, PENDLEBURY SOUVENIR BOOKLET"; (1959) Page 36 PLACED IN SALFORD LOCAL STUDIES LIBRARY

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