Castleford War Memorial Maternity Home Plaques

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Reference WMO259580

Address:

Royal British Legion

Powell Street

Castleford

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Maternity Home built as a memorial. Demolished but plaques survive. Original plaque bears the Arms of the Borough a Castle abovea Yorkshire Rose, the whole surmounted by a scroll bearing the Motto "Audacter et Sincere". A portion of the plaque has been blanked out with a rivetted piece of metal.
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(Large Plaque) 1914 1918 / CASTLEFORD WAR MEMORIAL / (Blanked portion) / TO THE MEMORY OF THE / MEN OF CASTLEFORD / WHO MADE THE SUPREME / SACRIFICE / IN THE GREAT WAR (Opening Plaque) OPENED BY / HRH THE PRINCESS MARY VISCOUNTESS LASCELLES / AUGUST 23RD 1929 (Later Plaque) THIS MEMORIAL PLAQUE WAS TRANSFERRED TO ITS RESENT / SITE ON THE CLOSURE OF CASTLEFORD MATERNITY HOME /BARNES ROAD CASTLEFORD AND WAS REDEDICATED ON THE / 12TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 1978 TO THE GREATER GLORY OF GOD / IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN / THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 AND THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945

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