MEN OF BAILIFF BRIDGE AND LOCAL MILL WORKERS

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Reference WMO/119980

Address:

Memorial Garden

Bradford Road

Bailiff Bridge

Brighouse

HD6 4DZ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Garden
Materials:
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Bailiff Bridge war memorial stands in the war memorial garden on Bradford Road (A641). The memorial is constituted of two parts. In memory of the Fallen was erected a 15ft high 4ft square monument of Portland stone above which stands a 35ft high flagpole. Each face has inscriptions on a central bronze panel. Alongside the monument, within the memorial Pavillion, is a stone tablet which reveals that the gardens were given in memory of victory, peace and all who served.
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PLINTH: 1914-1919/ TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM BAILIFFE BRIDGE AND THOSE WHO WORKED AT CLIFTON AND VICTORIA MILLS, ALSO FLUSH MILLS, HECKMONDWIKE WHO IN THE GREAT WAR FOUGHT, FELL AND CONQUERED. THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY SIR WILLIAM AND LADY ACKROYD OF CLIFFE HALL, LIGHTCLIFFE A.D. 1921/ "SO THEY PASSED OVER AND ALL THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED FOR THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE"/ (NAMES) IN GARDEN SHELTER: IN THANKFULNESS FOR VICTORY FOR PEACE RESTORED AND FOR THE LIVES OF THOSE RETURNED FROM THE WAR IN SAFETY, THIS GARDEN WAS PRESENTED TO THE PEOPLE OF BAYLIFFE BRIDGE BY SIR WILLIAM AND LADY ACKROYD OF CLIFFE HALL, LIGHTCLIFFE A.D. 1921/

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