SD8510 : War Memorial Bench (2 of 4)

taken 3 years ago, near to Heywood, Rochdale, Great Britain

War Memorial Bench (2 of 4)
War Memorial Bench (2 of 4)
Four World War commemorative benches have been installed in the Memorial Gardens SD8510 : Heywood War Memorial Gardens and were dedicated in the Battle of the Somme centenary anniversary commemorative Service held as part of the Heywood 1940s Day on Saturday the 18th June 2016. Heywood Township provided a World War One and a Lest We Forget bench and worked with local Groups to provide another two, The Heywood Rotary Club purchasing a World War One bench and the Heywood Armed Forces Covenant Partners, The Lancashire Veterans Association purchasing a World War Two bench. The benches were manufactured by David Ogilvie Engineering of Kilmarnock LinkExternal link

SD8510 : War Memorial Bench (1 of 4).

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Heywood War Memorial and Gardens
Heywood War Memorial in the War Memorial Gardens was unveiled on 22nd August 1925. A statue representing Peace, sculpted by Walter Marsden, stands in front of the cenotaph with bowed head and bearing a laurel wreath.

TO THE
MEN OF HEYWOOD
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR US DURING THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1918
AND THE
WORLD WAR 1939-1945

A New Memorial Wall behind the war memorial was dedicated on 26th September 2009. The arc-shaped granite memorial was imported from China. The design enables the continuation of the messages from the existing structure, which is surrounded by names on all sides. There are three crests on the front of both end faces representing the Navy, the Army, Royal Air Force, Merchant Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and the Heywood town crest. The memorial includes the words: "Dedicated to the men and women of the armed forces who lost their lives in the service of their country since World War II. In near and far off lands they paid the supreme sacrifice. We will remember them."

Four World War commemorative benches were installed in the gardens and dedicated in the Battle of the Somme centenary anniversary commemorative Service held as part of the Heywood 1940s Day on Saturday the 18th June 2016.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 February, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 12 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Date (from Tags)
2016 
Place (from Tags)
Heywood 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8562 1069 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:35.5552N 2:13.1236W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8562 1069
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