St John's Parishioners WW1+2 Window and Board

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Reference WMO/281382

Address:

St John the Baptist Church

Market Street

jct St John's Street

Earlestown

WA12 9NW

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Stained glass window
Materials:
  • Glass Stained Glass
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A stained glass window, depicting the Wise Men presenting their gifts to the baby Jesus, in the East end of the church, with a dark oak plaque on a pillar on the South side of the church. The plaque is rectangular, with a raised rectangular section in the centre, which has an extended carved pediment - a frieze of grapes on the vine beneath an intricate tracery top. Similar tracery tops the outer sections capping the plaque. The dedication and a text beneath the names are elaborately carved, and gilded. In contrast, the names are painted simply in gold. The fact that names for both World Wars appear together on the same board would appear to suggest that the board was re-worked post WW2 - perhaps by the simple expedient of turning the board around so that the WW1 names remain on the rear of the board, with what had been the rear being used as the front. It is not entirely clear from the information and photographs whether the memorial winf=dow is all three or only the one in the middle.
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Roll of Honour/ The Northern Light of the/ East Window of this Church/ was Erected to the Glory of/ God, and in Ever Grateful/ Memory of the Parishioners and/ the Following Members of this/ Church who Gave Their Lives in/ the Great War/ 1914-1918/ Names/ 1939-1945/ Names/ Faithful Unto Death

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