United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

DARWEN

Our Ref: 3292

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Address

BOLD VENTURE PARK
DARWEN
LANCASHIRE
England
BB3
 
Type:Allegory (eg: Victory)
OS Map Ref:SD 693 223

Inscription

(SIDE 1) IN GRATEFUL/ MEMORY/ AND TO THE HONOUR/ OF/ OVER 1200 CITIZENS/ OF/ THIS TOWN WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ AND THOSE WHOM DIED/ IN THE WAR OF/ 1939 - 1945/ LEST WE FORGET
(SIDE 2) THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ HONOUR THE DEAD
(SIDE 3) IS IT NOTHING TO YOU/ ALL YE WHO PASS BY
(SIDE 4) THEY SHALL NOT GROW (SIC) OLD/ WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD/ AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM/ NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/ GEATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PLINTHStone   Good
RELIEFBRONZE   Good
FIGUREBRONZE   Good

Physical Description

WINGED VICTORY ON TALL SQUARE PEDESTAL. LIFE SIZE RELIEF PANELS DEPICTING A SOLDIER AND A SAILOR SET INTO THE SIDES OF THE PEDESTAL. ON THREE STEPPED SQUARE BASE

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died0
Is this an exact count?Not 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
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died0
Is this an exact count?Not 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:

Ceremonies

Date:27TH SEPTEMBER 1921
RolePerformed By
UnveilingMRS CHADWICK

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type:None
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?BOOK
If so, where is it?

IN THE DISTRICT REFERENCE LIBRARY

Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
Louis Frederick RoslynSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

ROLL OF HONOUR IS ALSO CONTAINED IN THE "DARWEN NEWS"

Comments:MRS CHADWICK THEY LADY THAT UNVEILED THE MEMORIAL LOST THREE SONS AND A FORTH WAS DISABLED HER EX SERVICE HUSBAND ALSO DIED
Photographs:2
Other Documents:PC IN CARTER COLLECTION
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Press Cuttings:4
Postcards:1
OrganisationIdWebsite
Carter Postcard Collection