SJ9698 : Angel and Soldier, Stalybridge War Memorial

near to Stalybridge, Tameside, Great Britain

Angel and Soldier, Stalybridge War Memorial
Angel and Soldier, Stalybridge War Memorial
The bronze angel tending to a dying soldier at the western side of Victoria Bridge.

1914 1918
THE MARNE
YPRES
THE SOMME

ALL YOU WHO PASS BY
REMEMBER WITH GRATITUDE
THE MEN OF STALYBRIDGE
WHO DIED FOR YOU

The imposing war memorial, which stands at one end of Victoria Bridge over the River Tame, occupies either side of the northern entrance to Trinity Street was unveiled on 6 November 1921 and is Grade II* listed.

The memorial was designed by local sculptor FV Blundstone. Its walls are segmental in plan flanking each side of Trinity Street. At each end of the bridge, there are squared piers with swept abutments, crests of arms and moulded bases carry winged angelic figures supporting dying battle clad figures; to the west a soldier and the east a sailor. The walls carry granite plaques inscribed with rolls of honour carrying the names of the 628 men who gave their lives, their names being arranged in regiments. The walls end in carved stone lions on square piers.

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Friday, 9 November, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 11 November, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  People, Events 
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1914  1918 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9634 9854 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0139N 2:3.3973W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9635 9855
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Stalybridge War Memorial  The Great War  World War I  War Memorial  First World War  Stone  Sculpture  Bronze  Angel  Soldier  Bridge  Grade II*  Listed Structure 

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