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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
West Lancashire
Town
Halsall
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
85667
Current location

At the back of the church
on the North wall
under the bell-ringing chamber
St Cuthbert's Parish Church
Halsall Road
Halsall
West Lancashire
Lancashire
L39 8RG
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 37057 10293
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A framed oak board with an arched top, around which is written the name of the church, framing the flags of the major Allied nations, with the USSR to the left, the USA to the right, and Great Britain in the centre, emblazoned on a carved bell in half-relief. The painted inscription describes the Peal and the ringers involved. A lower inscription describes a Peal carried out the following day, above the names of the Church Wardens and the Rector.
Inscription
St Cuthbert's Halsall/ Lancashire/ Association/ of Change Ringers/ On Tuesday May 8th 1945/ (VE Day) a Peal of Minor/ 5040 5040 was Rung in 2 Hrs. 28 Mins,/ Being-2-720s of Oxford Bob/ and 5 of Plain Bob./ The Ringers were:/ Names/ On May 9th 1945 a Peal of/ Minor 5040 was Rung in/ 2 Hrs 26 Mins Being-2-720s of/ Oxford Bob and 5 of/ Plain Bob./ The Ringers were:/ Names/ W Gradwell, J Sephton, Wardens/ Rev. EL Mather, Rector
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
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
The Parochial Church Council

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