SJ9696 : Victoria Street War Memorial

near to Hyde, Tameside, Great Britain

Victoria Street War Memorial
Victoria Street War Memorial
The War Memorial at the corner of Victoria Street (at the top of the steps to the right of the picture) and Cartwright Street, from where this photograph was taken.

At the time of its unveiling, it was described by the Hyde Reporter newspaper as follows: "From the ground, the monument rises in three successive diminishing bases on which is a large die surmounted by a cap on which stands the figure of a soldier symbolising the brave fellows to whom the memorial is erected” (LinkExternal link Tameside MBC).

The memorial is 12ft high, and the bottom base is 4ft square. The bronze statue of the soldier was replaced by a new one in 2005 (SJ9696 : The Soldier on Victoria Street War Memorial).

The dedication on the plinth (SJ9696 : Victoria Street War Memorial (dedication)) reads:
1914 - 1919

ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS
OF VICTORIA STREET AND
DISTRICT,
IN HONOUR OF THE MEN
WHO ANSWERED THEIR
COUNTRY'S CALL.


KILLED IN ACTION:
(LIST OF NAMES)


UNVEILED AND DEDICATED BY
ALDERMAN TURNER MARCH 13TH 1920.


WILLOUGHBY WILDE & SONS,
HYDE.
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2012
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Saturday, 10 November, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 11 November, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9601 9605 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.6709N 2:3.6937W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9600 9605
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