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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Pulpit or pulpit part
District
Blackburn
Town
Blackburn
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Bertram Frith (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 September 1921
    Attended by: Lieutenant Colonel T C ROBINSON DSO TD
  • Dedicated
    Date: 8 September 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
54838
Current location

Holy Trinity Church (redundant)
Mount Pleasant
Blackburn
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 5DG
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 68806 28411
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A Sicilian marble pulpit which replaced a wooden one. It was designed by Bertram Frith and cut out of a block of marble weighing almost five tons, the pedestal was cut from a separate block of marble weighing about 1 ½ tons. The names of 141 men who lost their lives in the Great War are inscribed on two brass tablets which were fixed to either side of the Gordon Memorial window, there are 70 names on one tablet and 71 names on the other.
Inscription
LEFT HAND PLAQUE: 1914 FOR ENGLAND & LIBERTY 1919/ THE MARBLE PULPIT/ WAS ERECTED/ IN HONOUR OF CHRIST CRUCIFIED/ AND IN GLORIOUS REMEMBRANCE OF/ (names A to Hartley) RIGHT HAND PLAQUE: 1914 FOR ENGLAND & LIBERTY 1919/ (names Haworth to Wyllie)/ MEMBERS OF THIS CHURCH & PARISH/ WHO IN THE GREAT WAR FOR FREEDOM/ LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR US/ "DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, Thomas
Abram, Robert
Adams, Alfred
Arthur, James
Ashton, John
Aspin, Gilbert
Aspin, Robert
Aspinall, Albert
Atkinson, Charles
Barrett, George
See details for all 161 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 141
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 141
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname. forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Pulpit
    Measurements: depth 1200mm, height 2370mm, width 1200mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height 1450mm, width 710mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £700

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Church is now in the care of the Redundant churches care fund.
Reference
  • Blackburn Weekly Telegraph 3 September 1921
  • Blackburn Weekly Telegraph 10 September 1921
  • Blackburn Times 10 September 1921

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