SD7427 : Oswaldtwistle War Memorial, Second World War Dedication

near to Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, Great Britain

Oswaldtwistle War Memorial, Second World War Dedication
Oswaldtwistle War Memorial, Second World War Dedication
The Oswaldtwistle War memorial (SD7427 : Oswaldtwistle War Memorial) was erected by public subscription and unveiled on Saturday, January 14th 1922 by Major General Shoubridge CB, CMG, DSO.

The memorial is a monument consisting of a polished granite pedestal embellished with bronze groups. The total height from the ground is 30ft. The monument is crowned with the winged figure of Victory in bronze, standing upon a globe. On the centre plinth is a bronze group entitled 'Patriotism'; two soldiers, one in the act of defending his wounded comrade. Projecting from the centre plinth, on a level with the group are ships' prows each containing a small winged figure in bronze; one represents the spirit of the navy and the other the spirit of the air force.

The following inscriptions were later added to the side of the monument facing Union Street:

1939 1945
TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
WORLD WAR

ALSO THOSE WHO DIED IN THE
KOREAN WAR
1950 1953

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Sunday, 27 May, 2012
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People, Events  City, Town centre  Historic sites and artefacts 
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1939  1945  1953 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7405 2757 [10m precision]
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