Wigan Coal and Iron Company, Kirkless Works Plaques

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Aspull Royal British Legion Club

Sumner Street





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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Bronze
Lettering: Raised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Four plaques, originally Dedicated on Saturday July 10th 1920, which were placed at various places within the massive Kirkless Works (known as 'Top Place'), of the Wigan Coal and Iron Company. They were among 19 of similar design erected on the Company's Works and Collieries at that time. It is said that they were rescued from a skip when large parts of the complex were demolished in the 1960s, and displayed in the nearby New Springs Ex-Servicemen's Club in Cale Lane. When the Club folded in 2011 the premises were taken over by a private concern, who took the plaques down, and put them in storage. The company concerned decided to apply for Planning Consent to demolish the building and erect houses on the site in 2017. The plaques were removed sometime that year to the Aspull Royal British Legion Club premises.
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In Memoriam The names here recorded are of those men who worked here and who gave their lives for their country in the Great War August 1914 to November 1918, as well as the names of those who obtained military distinctions in the war

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