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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Bolton
Town
Astley Bridge
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
66898
Current location

St Paul's Church.
Holland Street
Astley Bridge
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL1 8PA
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 71556 11541
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
The main WW1 memorial is a white marble tablet on a black marble backboard. The names are inscribed in black, and there is a wreath in relief in the domed top of the tablet. Below this there is a supplementary pink marble tablet on a brown marble backboard. The WW2 memorial (which is below the two WW1 memorials) is a red granite tablet on a brown marble backboard, with the writing inscribed in gold, there is a second tablet of the same materials but not as wide directly below. There is also a leather bound Book of Remembrance in a glass topped wooden case, which covers both wars.
Inscription
WW1 1st tablet-TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM OUR//CHURCH & SUNDAY SCHOOLS WHO/GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/[names in 2 columns]/1914-1919 WW1 2nd tablet-1914-1919/[names in 2 columns] WW2 tablet-1st tablet-[names in 4 columns]/1939-1945 WW2 2nd tablet-1939-1945/[names in 2 columns] Book of Remembrance Cover-BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE/+/1914-18 1939-45
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainsworth, Herbert G
Ainsworth, Louis C
Alexander, James
Almond, Albert
Almond, William
Ashworth, Squire
Astley, Fred
Atkinson, James E
Baines, Herbert
Banks, Michael
See details for all 176 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 116
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 116
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 60
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 60
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Pink
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Brown
  • Book
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Leather, Paper
  • Case
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood, Glass
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Pink
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Brown
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Pink
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Brown
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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© WMR-66898

For queries, please contact memorials@iwm.org.uk.