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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Bradford
Town
Bradford
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1951
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
84083
Current location

St Peter's Cathedral
1 Stott Hill
Bradford
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD1 4EH
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 16696 33266
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A brass plaque with an image of Bradford Parish Church with Wool sacks hanging from the tower
Inscription
TO COMMEMORATE THE DEFENCE OF THIS CHURCH DURING/ THE TWO SIEGES OF BRADFORD IN 1642 AND 1643 WHEN ITS/ TOWER WAS HUNG WITH WOOLPACKS TO PROTECT IT AGAINST/ THE CANNON FIRE OF THE BESIEGING ROYALIST ARMY THIS TABLET WAS GIVEN BY THE PRESIDENT, ALDERMAN/ HORACE HIRD J.P. F.S.A., LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY 1951-52/ AND MEMBERS OF THE BRADFORD HISTORICAL AND/ ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY A.D.1951, THE YEAR OF THE/ SEVEN HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRANTING/ OF THE FIRST CHARTER FOR A MARKET IN BRADFORD.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: THIS TABLET WAS GIVEN BY THE PRESIDENT, ALDERMAN/ HORACE HIRD J.P. F.S.A., LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY 1951-52/ AND MEMBERS OF THE BRADFORD HISTORICAL AND/ ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY A.D.1951, THE YEAR OF THE/ SEVEN HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRANTING/ OF THE FIRST CHARTER FOR A MARKET IN BRADFORD.

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