Adlington and District Council School

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Reference WMO/281936

Address:

Adlington Primary School

Park Road

Adlington

PR7 4JA

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Four phosphor bronze and gun metal plaques, mounted on oak frames, set around a pillar. The plaques on the front and rear faces of the pillar are nowy-headed, with the School's initials (ACS) in monogram form set within a scrolled laurel wreath in repousse work at the top, beneath an arch supported at each side by columns adorned with repousse honeysuckle plants. Repousse scrolls, that on the front face bearing the name of the School, that on the rear face bearing the dedication to those who won Honours, are set above the incised inscriptions. The plaques on the sides of the pillar are rectangular, and plain in comparison, having a single cast Red Rose of Lancaster at the top, and an incised border enclosing the names of the fallen, which are also incised. Full set of photos on IWM link.
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Tablet 1: Adlington & District/ Council School/These memorial/ tablets were/ erected to the/ inspiring memory/ of/ "The Old Boys'/ of this school who/ gave their lives in/ the Great War/ 1914-1919./ Their name liveth/ for evermore. Tablets 2 and 3: The names of the 31 men who fell (A-H and H-W) Tablet 4: The following/ "Old Boys"/ won distinction/ in the Great War/ (Names)

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