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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Stockport
Town
Stockport
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 09 January 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Lost
WM Reference
56044
Previous locations
  • Stockport Sunday School - WW1 (demolished)
    Wellington St
    Stockport
    Stockport
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SJ 897 902
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Three stained glass windows in corridor connecting main building with hall. Both left and right windows inscribed with names of fallen pupils of Sunday School. Central window has border to top and both sides with twelve French/Belgium place names in scrolls, these places were scenes of major battles. Coloured border at base contains dedication. Central panel depicts figure of Christ shielding two soldiers in WW1 dress, one soldier is wounded whilst second is fully armed and supports other one. Above Christ figure is scene of war devastation used as background.
Inscription
Base of central Window: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE IMMORTAL/ MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THIS SCHOOL/ WHO, IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918, LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR FRIENDS. HE THAT/ LOSETH HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE SHALL FIND IT./ BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH/ AND I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE. Left Window: (Names) Right Window: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 158
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 158
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
Condition
History
1970: Building demolished, windows destroyed. C 1965: Building sold to Stockport Council as it was too large for the Sunday School and needed expensive repair. The building stood empty and was vandalised. 1921: Windows unveiled in hall between main building (built 1805) and Centenary Hall (built 1905) extension.
Costs

Comments: It would appear the windows were paid for mainly by public subscription but school members and relatives of fallen paid to have a name included. It is not known if a casualty was excluded if a family was unable to pay or the casualty had no known family left in area.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Local Publication/Booklet ii/September 1920 Stockport Sunday School Magazine.

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