Atherton Colliers Great War Memorial

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Reference WMO/284450


St John the Baptist Church

Tyldesley Road


M46 0DD


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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
  • Glass Glass
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Painted
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: An illuminated Roll of Honour in a glazed oak frame, with fluted Ionic columns, carved capitals and moulded brass and dental frieze. The names of those who died are in calligraphy over six columns. A scroll at the top carries the name of the union which commissioned the memorial, with the branch name below, among mining symbols and the Atherton coat of arms. Flags of the Allies are to each side, and the arms of the Empire nations are along the bottom, with flowers of the nations of Great Britain forming a border.
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Lancashire and Cheshire Miners' Federation/ Atherton Branch/ Roll of Honour/ To the members of the above branch who made the/ supreme sacrifice in the Great War, 1914 - 1919./ (Names)/ These, loving peace, yet threw their might/ against oppression in the cause of right.

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