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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wigan
Town
Astley Green, Astley, Tyldesley
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
60729
Current location

Lancashire Mining Museum
Higher Green Lane
Astley Green
Astley
Tyldesley
Wigan
Greater Manchester
M29 7JB
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 70386 99950
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Education Centre
    Dam House
    Astley Hall Drive
    Tyldesley
    Manchester
    Greater Manchester
    M29 7TX
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 698 009
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Astley Wesleyan Methodist Church
    Lower Green Lane
    Astley
    Bolton
    Greater Manchester
    BL7 9JG
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Methodist
Description
Tablet with carved scroll sides and triangular pediment. Mounted on two brackets. Inscription in black lettering.
Inscription
Pediment: THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 + 1918/ Centre: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ (Names) Base: "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT/ A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS".
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Altoft, Arthur
Bridge, William
Cooke, Frank
Davies, Walter
Griffiths, John
Hilton, Frank
Jackson, Arthur
Marland, Peter
Parry, Peter
Pearson, Richard
See details for all 18 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 8150MM, width 1210MM
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
History
This tablet appears to have come from Astley (Wesleyan) Methodist Church on Seymour Road.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Morts Astley Heritage Trust

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