United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Blackley

Our Ref: 2784

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Address

Boggart Hole Clough
Rochdale Rd
Blackley
GREATER MANCHESTER
England
M9 7DX
 
Type:Allegory (eg: Victory)
OS Map Ref:SD 938 026

Inscription

Front face: TO THE/ GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ BLACKLEY/ WHO MADE THE/ SUPREME SACRIFICE/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ FOR EVERMORE/ IN MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR/ 1939 - 1945

Face 2: (Names)/ ERECTED BY (...)/ THE PEOPLE OF BLACKLEY/ UNVEILED MAY 28 19(...)

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
SCULPTUREBRONZE   Good
PILLARSTONE - STANCLIFFEC.10000MM1950MM1950MMGood
PLAQUESMETAL   Good
FIGURESUNKNOWN   Lost

Physical Description

Winged Victory surmounting a tall pedestal. The whole stands on a broad stone base with pillars at the four corners on which are placed four smaller figures holding emblems of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Nursing Services. These figures are now missing. The pillars are linked by chain link railings which enclose the area.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:204
Served & Returned0
Died204
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
Other relevant InformationDetails of name list not known/partially known
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? rank, forename
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned?
Died?
Is this an exact count?Not known
Other relevant InformationDetails of name list not known/partially known
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

2011, Jan. Man given community service after admitting receiving one ofthe five plaques.
2010: Public donations collected to improve security and Manchester City Council have paid for replacement name plaques.

Two of the three bronze name plaques were stolen in July.

2006: The memorial was restored. The bronze plaques were removed and conserved off-site whilst the stone was conserved and cleaned in-situ.

Date unknown: The four small figures were lost, reason unknown.

Ceremonies

Date:28 May 1921
RolePerformed By
Unveiled Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Public
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:£2,500
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
Louis Frederick RoslynSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:9
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Press Cuttings:2
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALSBOORMAN, DEREK1988136 
Wigan Evening Post  11th November 2010 
Metro  20th July 2010, p9 
Daily Express  8 Jan. 2011 p.35 
OrganisationIdWebsite
National Museums Liverpool http://tinyurl.com/2vx4zgf
Other website http://https://sites.google.com/site/unsworthpolewarmemorial/unsworth-war-memorial/Home/blackley-war-memorial