SD6602 : Atherton War Memorial

taken 7 years ago, near to Atherton, Wigan, Great Britain

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Atherton War Memorial
Atherton War Memorial
The Atherton Cenotaph was constructed in Darley Dale stone, which is unusual for this area. There are four vertical plaques containing the names of the fallen of the First World War on each side of the central column. Four further horizontal plaques containing the names of the fallen of the Second World War are around the base of the structure. The memorial was designed by a resident of Atherton, Mr Arthur John Hope.

The Atherton War Memorial was unveiled On Saturday 21st January 1922 in front of a crowd of up to 3,000 people gathered about the monument in Leigh Road to pay tribute to the memory of those who had fallen.

Another large crowd, was present on Remembrance Sunday in 1949 when plaques in memory of those Atherton men who gave their lives during the 1939-45 war were unveiled.

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Wednesday, 8 February, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 9 February, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  People, Events 
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