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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Blackburn
Town
Blackburn
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
The Bromsgrove Guild, Worcester (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 September 1920
    Attended by: Mr Alfred Hargreaves
  • Rededicated
    Date: 14 November 2015
    Attended by: The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong, Dean of Blackburn.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
58862
Current location

East end of the Cathedral grounds
Blackburn Cathedral
Church Street
Blackburn
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB2 2BY
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 68393 27983
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • St Michael and All Angels Church
    Whalley New Road
    Blackburn
    Blackburn
    Lancashire
    BB1 9TN
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 68894 28990
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Plinth with pillar surmounted by four-faced cross. Theatres of war inscribed on plaques at top of pillar. Names incised on plinth. Bronze sculpted wreath at top of plinth above inscription. Originally featured a bronze cross wreathed in myrtle on body of pillar and a 'semi-dome' suggesting the Crown of Life on the summit of the memorial, both of these features are missing.
Inscription
6 0'Clock Face, top of Pillar: AFRICA/ GALLIPOLI 6 0'Clock Face, base of Pillar: THEIR NAME/ 6 0'Clock Face, Plinth: IN HONOUR OF THE/ MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1919 3 0'Clock Face, top of Pillar: FRANCE/ BELGIUM 3 0'Clock Face, base of Pillar: LIVETH/ 12 0'Clock Face, top of Pillar: ITALY/ PALESTINE 12 0'Clock Face, base of Pillar: FOR/ 9 0'Clock Face, top of Pillar: NORTH SEA/ SALONIKA 9 0'Clock Face, base of Pillar: EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainsworth, A
Ainsworth, E
Albin, J
Ashton, D
Ashton, W
Aspin, G
Aspin, T
Aspinall, W
Astley, W
Astley, W R
See details for all 196 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 196
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 196
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
History
2015: Memorial underwent some restoration by the borough council and the cathedral held a service and rededicated as part of the regeneration and building of the Cathedral Quarter in Blackburn. As this was done a lot of names were found and reinscribed to make them clearer as well restoring some of the Memorial. This is located at the East end of the Cathedral now. Cross of Sacrifice was reinstated. 2009: Approximately 20 of the 200 names are legible, the rest have been badly eroded. Peg holes indicate location of the missing cross of sacrifice. 'Semi-dome' missing from top of cross. c1981: St Michael and All Angels Church was demolished and the obelisk moved to the grounds of Blackburn Cathedral.
Costs

Memorial: £500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Published:Mather Bros 1947 Preston Records year of unveiling, cost and designer.
  • Blackburn Times 2 October 1920 Account of the unveiling

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