Coop and Co Sewing Factory

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Reference WMO/271195


Museum of Wigan Life

Library 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 Metal (any)
Lettering: Raised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Gilded metal repousse plaque, with a central shield bearing the inscription. At top a scroll bearing the name of the Company, and an angel with lowered wings. All within a wreath and with a Lancashire Rose at each side.
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Coop & Co. Limited/ To the memory of / (Names) / Who sacrificed their lives/ for their King and Country/ in the Great War/1914 - 1919/ The newspaper report of the unveiling states that the following was also inscribed on the memorial, but there is no evidence of this now: May the soil rest lightly over their bodies; may the services which they have rendered to their King and country be ever remembered by a grateful country, and may their example of willing sacrifice animate us all.

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