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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Allerdale
Town
Wiggonby
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17th October 2010
    Attended by: Kenneth P. Bannerman, ABCT Director General
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
66784
Current location

Watchtree Nature Reserve
On the minor road from Wiggonby to Kirkbampton
at entrance to Watch Tree Nature Reserve
Wiggonby
Allerdale
Cumbria
CA5 6NL
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 30410 53945
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square grey granite obelisk of the standard Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust type.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/GREAT ORTON AIRFIELD/OPENED 01.06.1943/CLOSED 15.08.1952/DEDICATED TO ALL UNITS/AND PERSONNEL BASED HERE/AIRFIELDS OF BRITAIN/CONSERVATION TRUST/ WWW.ACBT.ORG.UK/UNVEILED BY KENNETH P. BANNERMAN/DIRECTOR GENERAL ABCT/17.10.2010
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 605mm, height 1135mm, width 605mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust- money raised through donations
Responsibility
Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust
Reference
  • www.abct.org.uk
  • Cumbria Magazine page 69 dated July 2012

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