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Memorial details

Memorial type
Clock or clock tower
District
St Edmundsbury
Town
Wickhambrook
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs Gillett & Johnston
Ceremony
  • Faculty Granted
    Date: 03 April 1946
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5286
Current location

All Saints Church
Church Road
Wickhambrook
St Edmundsbury
Suffolk
CB8 8XH
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 75348 54442
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Clock with golden-painted dials on the church tower, with a framed hall of honour inside the church.
Inscription
THE TOWER CLOCK/ IS ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ IN THANKSGIVING FOR THE PEACE AND IN/ GRATEFUL MEMORY OF ALL WHO MADE THE/ SUPREME SACRIFICE DURING THE/ 1914-18 1939-45/ WARS/ 1914-1918/ (Names)/ 1939-45/ (Names)/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A/ MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/ ST JOHN 15-13
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allcock, Claud
Allcock, William
Byford, Joseph
Cecil, Henry
Chapman, Jack
Cook, Harry A
Cook, William
Cutts, Ernest
Eagle, Arthur
Edgeley, Adolphus
See details for all 26 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Clock
    Measurements: height 3500mm d, width 3500mm d
    Materials: Unknown
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: height 661mm, width 432mm
    Materials: Wood, Paper
Listing information
Condition
History
The clock went through a 3-phase restoration from 2001 and 2005. Some of the work done were clock face dial numbers and hands were re-painted in gold-leaf paint and electrification of the winding mechanism. (See ref.)
Costs

Comments: Over the period December 1944 - June 1946 the required money for building the clock was raised. The mechanism and clock face were installed between January and March 1947.
Memorial: £258:0:0

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

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