Manchester Post Office Peace Memorial


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Reference WMO/277011

Address:

Manchester Mail Centre

77 Oldham Road

Manchester

M4 5AA

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Group sculpture
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Post-1945 War or Conflict
About the memorial: Post Office War Memorial: A figure of a robed angel holding a torch aloft with a girl (holding a wreath) and boy (holding a flute?) on either side. They stand on a curved sided plinth set in a raised, paved platform with low raised edge. The memorial is in the Viisitor's Car Park
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Front: STRIVE FOR/ ENDURING PEACE/ 1914-1918 1939-1945/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF/ MANCHESTER POST OFFICE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY Rear: POST OFFICE PEACE MEMORIAL/ IN MEMORY OF COLLEAGUES WHO FELL DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR WAS UNVEILED/ ON 17 MARCH 1929 BY THE/ REVEREND DOCTOR F F NORWOOD OF THE CITY TEMPLE/ IT REMAINED INSIDE THE ORIGINAL SPRING GARDENS/ POST OFFICE BUILDING UNTIL THE 1960S, THEN/ WAS TRANSFERRED TO PARCEL POST WHERE IT STOOD/ UNTIL BEING MOVED TO THIS SITE IN 1995./ IT WAS REDEDICATED ON 17 APRIL 1997 BY THE RIGHT REVEREND/ CHRISTOPHER MAYFIELD/BISHOP OF MANCHESTER.

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Grade II* (England)

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